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E-DELIVERY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN POLAND – CHANGES ALSO FOR CORPORATE ENTITIES IN POLAND

As for service procedure of documents in Poland until present, the common form was a paper letter that had to be sent with an acknowledgement of receipt. The changes introduced by the 2019-2021 amendments to the Polish administrative procedure, particularly the 2021 amendment on electronic service, are intended to effectively change the way parties are informed about the stages in the procedure. The changes move correspondence with government entities to an electronic level. From 5 October 2021, there have entered into force the changes which concern, among others, the principle of written documents (Article 14 of the Code of Administrative Procedure), provisions on the power of attorney (Article 33 of the Polish Code of Administrative Procedure ), time limits (Article 35 of the Polish Code of Administrative Procedure), reminders (Article 37 of the Code of Administrative Procedure), service (Articles 39-49 of the Code of Administrative Procedure), summons (Articles 50, 54 of the Code of Administrative Procedure), time limits (Article 57), or commencement of proceedings (Articles 61, 63 of the Code of Administrative Procedure).

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY – DEFAULT DELIVERY METHOD

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Conditions of investing in the Polish Special Economic Zones – DOING BUSINESS IN POLAND PART VI

doing-business-in-polandConditions of investing in the Polish Special Economic Zones – The conditions: the minimum contribution of the investor – 100.000 EUR and long-term investment

Within the SEZ the investor can undertake production and render services (including logistics and informatics outsourcing, R&D, new technologies, accounting, call centers, etc.). In order to start the investment in the SEZs the investor is required to obtain the permit from the administrator of the SEZ. The permit is issued taking into account such criteria as the sustainability of the investment, the value of the investment of minimum 100.000 EUR, maintaining the investment for not less than 5 years and the creation of new jobs for at least three years (in case of SMEs). Particular requirements are establish in administrator’s ordinances.

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What attracts foreign investments to Poland? Doing business in Poland 2016 – Part II

doing-business-in-polandMarket stability guaranteed by the legal system of the EU and competitive operating costs in relation to other EU Member States

10 years in the EU and 25 years of free market economy pose the following favourable investment conditions in relation to the markets of Western Europe:

1) low labour costs and low operating costs of the investment;
2) considerable human potential;
3) economic stability;
4) relatively good logistics infrastructure supported by a number of investments from EU funds;
5) availability of alternative forms of investment financing – Poland will be a major beneficiary of EU funds in the financial perspective for the years 2014 – 2020 (EUR 82.5 billion). Export in Poland has increased more or less twentyfold since 1995. It shows, that the main point of development and the biggest potential are young and well-educated people. According to Mastermind Translations, polish student population constitutes 10% of all European students and most of them are capable of working in foreign languages. It results in Poland’s GDP rising, which is three times faster than the average in Europe.

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Software patents – patentability and software protection in the EU and Polish law

photo-1468070454955-c5b6932bd08dSoftware patents – patentability and software protection in the EU and Polish law

The article prepared by KG LEGAL KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI based in Cracow, Poland, specialising in cross border cases, with focus on new technologies, IT and life science, discusses the practice of software patentability, advantages and risks in patenting software, patenting computer-implemented inventions, EU legislation regarding software patenting, patents for IT start-ups, software patent applications, legal protection for IT ideas, software patents as crucial element for successful commercialisation of the product, patents in the context of free software and open-source software (FOSS), patents for trivial inventions, EPO patent procedure, patents for computer programs in such sectors as medical devices, the automotive sector, communication/media technology as well as the issue of novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability of software patent.

 

See the link to the article in Polish:  http://mojafirma.infor.pl/prawo-autorskie/patent/748726,Ochrona-patentowa-i-prawnoautorska-software-korzysci-i-zagrozenia-zdolnosci-patentowej-software.html

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Patentability of software – practical comments on patent protection in IT under the EU and Polish law

photo-1478520308282-31b572114883Patentability of software – practical comments on patent protection in IT under the EU and Polish law

The article prepared by KG LEGAL KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI based in Cracow, Poland, specialising in cross border cases, with focus on new technologies, IT and life science, discusses the possibilities of software patenting, the procedure of patent application in case of software, the concept of Espacenet within the European Patent Office, patent search and examination, patentability of software under Polish law, procedure in case of refusing a patent, the European Patent Convention, Vicom case in computer-related invention case, the so-called further technical effect, programs as machine and software-related patent cases.

See the link to the article in Polish: http://mojafirma.infor.pl/prawo-autorskie/patent/748727,Ochrona-patentowa-i-prawnoautorska-software-przepisy-europejskie-i-polskie-a-orzecznictwo-w-zakresie-patentu-na-oprogramowanie.html

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