четвъртък, 3 февруари 2011 г.

An interview with Slawomira Piotrowska - Интервю с Slawomira Piotrowska

OHIM публикува интервю на James Nurton с експерта по интелектуална собственост от Полша г-жа Slawomira Piotrowska.

How did you start working in trade marks?
I worked for many years at the Polish Patent Office, first as a patent examiner and later in the trade mark department. In particular, during 1990 and 1991 before Poland joined the Madrid Agreement, I worked on the adaptations in Polish practice because of my knowledge of French.
In February 1992 I joined Patpol (which was established in 1966) and have remained there ever since. I love this work and I am lucky to have seen it from both sides.
When I joined the firm, there were a lot of trade mark applications due to the political and economic changes. So the firm needed more people to help. I became head of the trade mark department and at that time we had only three patent attorneys who specialised in trade marks. Now we have nine attorneys, and a total of about 20 people involved in trade marks. The firm has about 95 staff overall. In Poland there is no distinction between a patent and trade mark attorney, which means that a patent attorney in fact deals both with trade mark and patent matters.
In addition to my work for clients, I am responsible for training patent attorney candidates in the firm and I also lecture patent attorney candidates on the CTM registration procedure.

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English version

OHIM publishes an interview of James Nurton with intellectual property experts from Poland, Ms Slawomira Piotrowska.

The full interview can be found here.