Bird & Bird has a unique reputation in Europe and Asia as an expert in legal aspects of technology and intellectual property, as well as in regulated sectors such as media, telecommunications, life sciences, financial services and gambling.

In particular, we are recognised as experts in intellectual property and technology. We provide full-scope IP advice, from hard IP (patent litigation and prosecution, prior art searches, technology and know-how transfer, R&D), through to brand management (trademark and design litigation and prosecution, brand clearance, oppositions, invalidations, cancellations, maintenance, anti-counterfeiting proceedings, domain disputes, licencing), to soft IP (copyrights, unfair competition, commercial advice). Our clients entrust us with IP litigation matters of high value, including global and multijurisdictional projects. We also provide comprehensive legal advice covering banking & finance, commercial law, real estate, corporate mergers and acquisition, dispute resolution, employment, privacy and data protection, tax, white collar crime and compliance, public procurement and regulatory and administrative law.

Our equal focus on commercial matters and regulatory/contentious matters means our clients benefit from a one-stop-shop for legal advice concerning media, gaming and sports. We regularly advise on licensing regimes, regulatory issues, as well as advertising of gambling services. We also provide comprehensive advice concerning organising, broadcasting, and advertising of sports events across all media platforms, from host broadcasting and production arrangements through to the structuring and tendering of rights packages, the drafting and negotiation of rights agreements, regulatory and competition advice, and dispute resolution. We advise on all aspects of the staging of major events and competitions, including commercial issues such as the sale of broadcasting and sponsorship rights and ticketing, merchandising together with regulatory advice. We advise on the sale and acquisition of licensing rights, on licensing strategy, licensing terms and conditions, premium promotions and tie ins, contractual disputes and brand protection, including protection of sports rights against unauthorised exploitation by third parties (anti-counterfeiting, piracy, ambush marketing, passing off or other rights infringement).

We are recognised as strategic advisors and therefore our clients entrust us with complex IP litigation matters of high value, including global and multijurisdictional projects.

We are focused on innovative industries, such as electronics, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, TMT and FMCG.

Bird & Bird in Poland is regularly recognized in leading international and local directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp.k.
ul. Księdza Ignacego Jana Skorupki 5
00-546 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 583 79 00
Fax: +48 22 583 79 99