Kancelaria Wiński

A bargain for ‘0 pln’ is a risk in e-commerce

On the 15th of July 2013, the daily journal "Rzeczpospolita" published an article by Łukasz Kuligowski entitled "E-okazja za 0 złotych" ["E-bargain for 0 PLN"], including an expert commentary by attorney at law Marek Wiński, a partner in the law firm Hasik, Wiński and Partners.

The article is devoted to the issues of e-sales and focuses on situations when the minimum price had not been set at the time of listing the product at an online auction, or situations when the consumer uses an error of e-store service, which occurs when a certain product is listed inappropriately undercharged or even for free.

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Unitary patent not for Poland?

Poland was one of the 25 EU Member States that participate in the enhanced cooperation on the establishment of a unitary patent protection. However, recently a revived discussion has been ongoing in Poland, whether or not to accept the current wording of the regulations related to the unitary patent system and the Agreement on the Unitary Patent Court. Regulatory projects assume that a Unitary Patent would have to be translated only into three languages – English, French, and German. Moreover, there is no provision for the establishment of a local division of the Court of First Instance in Poland at the moment, which significantly limits the access of Polish units to the patent litigation system.

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