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, including banking & finance, real estate, corporate mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, employment, privacy and data protection, tax, white collar crime and compliance, public procurement and administrative law.
Our equal focus on commercial 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 the sale and acquisition of licensing rights, on licensing strategy, licensing terms and conditions, premium promotions and tie ins, contractual disputes and brand protection.
Bird & Bird in Poland is regularly recognised in leading international and local directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.