Bird & Bird grows its Intellectual Property practice with the appointment of Pawel Lipski in Warsaw

International law firm Bird & Bird today builds its Intellectual Property practice with the appointment of Tech & Comms expert, Pawel Lipski, as a partner in Warsaw.

Pawel has 13 years of experience advising on IP matters and issues around new technologies as well as matters relating to internet, data protection, consumer, advertising and contract law.  He represents technology companies in criminal and civil proceedings regarding the infringement of intellectual property rights and advises startups on legal compliance within their business models.

Pawel specialises in contract negotiations, due diligence, complex e-commerce and data protection projects, and the development of IP management strategies. He also advises on online infringements, including high-profile cases of legal violations by users of hosting services. He joins from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland (WES) in Warsaw where he was a partner and head of the IP and TMT practice.

Pawel's arrival follows the recent hire of Tech & Comms expert Tomasz Zalewski and his team in Poland, also from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, as well as financial services expert Pawel Bajno. Pawel Lipski's appointment is a part of the firm's growth strategy in Poland: to boost the Warsaw office's position and offering as well as enhancing its diverse knowledge and capabilities.

Slawomir Szepietowski, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Poland says: "With the Polish government recently introducing a number of programmes designed to stimulate the formation and growth of startups, the demand for IP legal services is on the rise. Patent prosecution and anti-counterfeiting work for IP lawyers is also increasing as a result of Poland's geographic position as a transit hub between Asia and Western Europe.  The addition of Pawel will not only strengthen our current team in Warsaw but also across the firm. I look forward to him joining Bird & Bird."

Fabian Niemann, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms sector group comments: "I am very much looking forward to welcoming Pawel to our team. Pawel's effective, result-orientated and proactive attitude to his client work will boost our current Tech & Comms offering and provide our clients with the support they need around their trademark and technology-related IP issues."

Pawel adds: "Bird & Bird's global reach, in depth knowledge of intellectual property and pragmatic advice and solutions attracts a plethora of domestic and international clients to the firm's burgeoning IP and technology practice in Warsaw. The firm's international breadth combined with its sector focus will provide me with an ideal platform to service my clients."

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