Jakubowski Pluta and Partners law firm was established in 1993.

We have extensive experience in handling cases involving copyrights, press law and the media, advertising and protection of personal rights, including the use of a person’s image for commercial purposes.

Jakubowski Pluta i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Radców Prawnych Sp. P. has existed since 1993.

Our law firm provides legal assistance within the scope of the broadly defined commercial law. Our clients include foreign enterprises, Polish companies and one-man enterprises.

Our law firm is a part of Consilium Iuris, a European Economic Interest Grouping which brings together lawyers, tax advisors and auditors; we are also a member of  ISUFUL European Legal Network – an international network of law firms.

In the years 2009-2012 our firm was listed among the law firms recommended by the prestigious The Legal 500 publication with respect to intellectual property rights.

In 2019, as in previous years,  our law firm has been listed in the annual guide to the global leaders in media law practice, published by an independent publisher Media Law International.

Janusz Jakubowski and Krzysztof Pluta

 

We offer comprehensive legal assistance in the area of commercial law.

We have extensive experience in handling cases involving copyrights, press law and the media, advertising and protection of personal rights, including the use of a person’s image for commercial purposes.
We guarantee not only legal assistance in specific cases, but also comprehensive, permanent legal services related to running a company or to a specific business activity.

Our clients are offered legal assistance in the form of legal advice and consultations, written legal opinions, explanations concerning application of law, drawing up of documents, as well as representation before courts, administration authorities and other persons.

Over twenty years of collaboration with composers and artists, their managers, and also with promoters and organisers of festivals, concerts and shows, with audio-video producers and music publishers have allowed us to gain much experience in the areas in which the copyright law meets the modern market of cultural goods and services and the trading practice.

Collective management of copyrights and related rights, so important not only to the composers and artists, but also to the entrepreneurs using their works and other items protected by the intellectual property rights, is also an important element of our practice.

Our knowledge of the copyright law and the experience obtained are used when drafting agreements, providing advice and legal opinions, and in our frequent court appearances, which are an important part of our professional activity.

For well over 20 years now we have been providing legal assistance to key printed and online press publishers. In the past we also gained experience in working with radio broadcasters. We provide legal assistance in cases concerning registration of press titles, cases related to editorial activities and in particular those pertaining to the freedom of expression, press release corrections, publication of advertisements and claims arising from press or other activity consisting in publishing information or artistic works, e.g. online.

We offer legal assistance supported by many years of experience gained in collaboration with press publishers, well-known persons and advertising agencies regarding freedom of expression in the press, freedom of artistic expression, protection of reputation, the right to privacy, protection of personal image, commercial use of the person’s name and image in an advertising campaign.

Advertising is a branch of business that constitutes a special challenge to lawyers. It requires knowledge and experience related not only to the copyright law, the press law, the personal rights protection law, but also the personal data protection law, the unfair competition law, the consumer law, and numerous other regulations spread in various normative acts, such as the pharmaceutical law or the act on upbringing in sobriety and alcoholism prevention.

Many years of collaboration with advertising agencies and their contractors have allowed us to recognise the needs of the advertising market and gain valuable experience enabling us to avoid many traps and risks related to the advertising and promotional activities.

Apart from drafting agreements for the provision of advertising services and media support or agreements essential for proper and secure running of advertising campaigns, we also draft rules for competitions and promotional lotteries, premium sales programmes, and we also provide assistance in applying for permits to carry out promotional lotteries.

We offer legal assistance in civil and commercial cases through representation of our clients in litigation before common courts of law and before the Supreme Court. We have experience in handling lawsuits, in particular those pertaining to the protection of personal rights, copyrights, publication of press release corrections and cases related to ongoing business activity: agreements for provision of services, specific task contracts, lease agreements etc., and also labour law cases.

While working with our clients we not only assist them in meeting the formal requirements when starting a business, but relying on our long-term experience we also help them to select the organisational and legal form of the company that will best match the specific type and scale of the activity planned and, in the case of companies, to correctly regulate the internal relationships between partners. In the course of our clients’ business activity we advise and assist them in the correct performance of their duties stipulated in the Code of commercial companies and the act on freedom of business activity.
We also have extensive experience and we offer services in setting up foundations and associations, running them and helping to meet the statutory obligations.

Karolina Wasil

Secretary

Jerzy Bukowicz

Administrative employee

Lucyna Cymerkiewicz-Felecka

Office Manager

Joanna Cyngott

Lawyer

Dorota Kowalska

Attorney-at-law

Anna Rudnicka-Szewczyk

Solicitor

Rafał Borkowski

Solicitor

Piotr Jakubowski

Trainee attorney-at-law

Tomasz Pluta

Lawyer

Piotr Lipka

Attorney-at-law

Janusz Jakubowski

Attorney-at-law & Partner

Krzysztof Pluta

Attorney-at-law & Partner

 

Karolina Wasil

Karolina Wasil

Secretary

Since 2017 she has been studying Administration at the Law and Administration Department of Łazarski University.

She has been part of the office since 2015.

karolina.wasil@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Jerzy Bukowicz

Jerzy Bukowicz

Administrative employee

He has been working for our law firm since 1997. He is responsible for logistics and organisational support.

Lucyna Cymerkiewicz-Felecka

Lucyna Cymerkiewicz-Felecka

Office Manager

1980 – 1986   Full-time studies at the English Language and Literature Department of Jagiellonian University in Kraków

1997 – 2008    Working as a music publisher

She has been running the office since 2017.

lucyna.felecka@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Joanna Cyngott

Joanna Cyngott

Lawyer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 – 2010   Postgraduate studies in intellectual property law at Warsaw University

2001 – 2006   Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

She specialises in copyright law, in particular in issues related to the operation of the music market.
She also has experience in advertising law, as well as personality low.

 

joanna.cyngott@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Dorota Kowalska

Dorota Kowalska

Attorney-at-law since 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – 2012   Postgraduate studies in intellectual property law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

2006 – 2010  Attorney-at-law training at the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law completed with the bar exam in 2010

1994 – 1999   Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Szczecin

She specialises in commercial and civil law, including intellectual property law.
She has many years of experience in working with domestic and foreign business entities.

 

dorota.kowalska@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Anna Rudnicka-Szewczyk

Anna Rudnicka-Szewczyk

Solicitor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – 2015    Advocate training at the District Bar Council in Warsaw completed with the bar exam in 2015

2009              Studies within the ERASMUS programme, University of Eastern Finland

2005 – 2010   Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of  Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

She specialises in civil and procedural law, particularly in cases of personal rights protection.

She has experience in copyright and press law as well as business law and criminal law.

anna.rudnicka@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Rafał Borkowski

Rafał Borkowski

Solicitor since 2011        Attorney-at-law since 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – 2012   Postgraduate studies in intellectual property law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

2007 – 2011   Advocate training at the District Bar Council in Warsaw completed with the bar exam in 2011

2001 – 2006  Master’s degree course  at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University, completed with honours

He has extensive experience in the civil and administrative procedural law and the law of commercial companies. He also specialises in intellectual property law and personal data protection law. He also has experience in dealing with the matters connected to the pharmaceutical law.

rafal.borkowski@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Piotr Jakubowski

Piotr Jakubowski

Trainee attorney-at-law

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 – 2017   Master’s degree course  at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

Currently he is in attorney-at-law training at the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law.

piotr.jakubowski@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Tomasz Pluta

Tomasz Pluta

 Lawyer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 – 2019   Postgraduate studies in Personal Data Protection at Leon Koźmiński Academy

2017 –           A course in basis of accounting at the Association of Accountants

2011 – 2016   Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

At our law firm he deals mainly with issues of copyright law, tax law and personal data protection.

Privately he is a music producer and a composer.

tomasz.pluta@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Piotr Lipka

Piotr Andrzej Lipka

Attorney-at-law since 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2011   Attorney-at-law training at the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law ,  completed with the bar exam in 2012

2001 – 2006  Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

He specialises in press and civil law, particularly in lawsuits pertaining to personal rights protection.
He has also many years of experience in advertising and intellectual property law.

piotr.lipka@jakubowski-pluta.pl

 

Janusz Jakubowski

Janusz Jakubowski

Attorney-at-law since 1992          Partner since 1993

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 – 2006   Postgraduate studies in Internet law at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law of Jagiellonian University in Kraków

2003 – 2004   Postgraduate in European Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

1999 – 2000   Postgraduate studies in copyright, press and advertising law at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

1991 – 1992    Attorney-at-law training at the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law completed with the bar exam in 1992

1989 – 1991    Judge training at the Provincial Court of Law in Warsaw, completed with the judge exam in 1991

1984 – 1989   Master’s degree course  at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

He specializes in copyright, press, advertising and personal rights protection law. He co-operates with creators, performing artists and their managers, audiovisual producers, phonographic companies, music publishers, as well as promoters and organizers of concerts and music festivals. For the last 20 years of his career he has been continuosly involved with the music, audiovisual, media and advertising markets. Due to that he perfectly understands the role and the importance of efficient and transparent copyright and related rights management systems. His knowledge of the specifics and mechanisms of collective management of such rights plays an important part in his expertise. Since 2011 he has been an arbitrator of the SARA Audiovisual Market Arbitration Court at the National Audiovisual Producers’ Chamber, as well as an arbitrator and vice-president of the Arbitration Court of the Audio-Video Producers’ Association.

In June 2018 he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Poland for his work in Intellectual Property Law.

 

janusz.jakubowski@jakubowski-pluta.pl

Krzysztof Pluta

Krzysztof Pluta

Attorney-at-law since 1992          Partner since 1993

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 – 2006   Postgraduate studies in Internet law at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law of Jagiellonian University in Kraków

2003– 2004    Postgraduate studies in European Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

1999 – 2000    Postgraduate studies in copyright, press and advertising law at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law of Jagiellonian University in Kraków

1991 – 1992     Attorney-at-law training at the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law completed with the bar exam in 1992

1989 – 1991     Judge training at the Provincial Court of Law in Warsaw, completed with the judge exam in 1991

1984 – 1989    Master’s degree course at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University

He specialises in press and civil law, particularly in lawsuits pertaining to personal rights protection. He has also many years of experience in advertising law, personality rights and implementation agreements in the IT industry. He delivers lectures in business law to doctors at the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw.

krzysztof.pluta@jakubowski-pluta.pl

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