• Competition, consumers and E-commerce

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Expertise

Combating unfair competition is understood as the agile handling of the following areas: competition law, intellectual property, consumer and personal data legislation and anti-trust regulations. And this at both national and EU level. We support companies from the heavy industry, FMCG, financial institutions, as well as the broadly defined media and advertising.

We also have extensive experience in the retail and e-commerce sectors. We comprehensively support websites and online shops, mobile applications and marketplaces. We also review marketing communications aimed at consumers.

  • Marketing of products

  • Product labelling

  • Running online shops

  • Antimonopoly audits

  • Proceedings before the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection and the European Commission

  • Distribution, agency and franchise agreements

  • Notification of concentration

  • Competition bans

  • Regulations of promotions and consumer contests

  • Regulations and privacy policies of online shops, websites and mobile applications

  • Combating unfair market practices

  • Issuing opinions on consumer credit documentation

  • Training in consumer regulation

  • Representation in disputes related to unfair competition

Experience

We provide comprehensive protection of the company's know-how - from providing opinions on contracts, specialisation agreements, through support in shaping sales strategies, to proceedings before common courts, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection or the European Commission.

Legal activities against counterfeiting

We assisted one of the best known and most frequently copied Polish designers. The cases concerned disputes with manufacturers and distributors of clothing imitating his original designs and unlawfully using the designer’s brand to increase their sales, positioning and self-promotion.

Imitation

We represented a press publisher in a dispute with another publisher alleging unfair competition in the form of imitation of a newspaper layout, as well as infringement of intellectual property rights. We undertook litigation at the stage of precautionary proceedings and before the court of first instance. The case ended with a settlement satisfactory for the client.

Dispute between two publishers regarding copyright and unfair competition

One of the competing publishers claimed damages from our client. He alleged that he had committed an act of unfair competition by using artistic, literary and editorial solutions that make up the layout of a publishing series. In the proceedings, we were able to prove that the client had not infringed on any rights and had acted in accordance with all publishing industry practices. This was a precedent-setting case in terms of setting standards for interactions between publishers, as well as cooperation between publishers and authors.

Project leaders

Members of our team gained their experience working, among others, for the European Commission or the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection. Today they are active, among others, in the Competition Law Association. They share their knowledge of competition law with students of Law and Administration at the Warsaw University, the Warsaw School of Economics, Kozminski University and the H. Grotius Center for Intellectual Property Rights.

News

3 July 2022

SKP lawyers received numerous recommendations in international rankings

In the first half of this year, our team earned a number of recommendations in international legal rankings. In many of them obtaining individual distinctions.   In […]

2 July 2022

Law for PR professionals with SKP experts

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1 July 2022

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