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Krystian Maciaszek Ph.D.

Counsel
Very professional, outstandingly polite, responsive and helpful.
Legal 500, Intellectual Property 2022
About

Krystian Maciaszek has extensive experience in representing and advising clients on issues related to the protection of intellectual property. His practice focuses on brand protection, including the registration of trademarks and combatting unfair competition - mainly on the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets. He also advises clients on the protection of registered and unregistered, industrial designs and copyrights, as well as on the protection of technological solutions in the construction, furniture and clothing industries. Krystian has significant expertise and know-how related to software licensing issues and he also represents clients before common courts, administrative courts, arbitration courts and the EUIPO.

Areas of FocusIntellectual Property
Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law (Radca prawny) registered with the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Warszawie)

EXPERIENCE

  • Representing and advising a global spirits producer in disputes concerning the protection of a brand and of a product design
  • Representing and advising a renowned producer of stationery products in disputes concerning the recovery of Internet domains
  • Representing and advising a Polish confectionery producer on the protection of an industrial design
  • Advising a car manufacturer on obtaining brand protection
  • Representing and advising a global computer hardware and software producer on a breach of copyright and the rights to its software
  • Advising an innovative producer of building materials on the protection of technological solutions
  • Representing a global producer of medicines in disputes concerning the protection of copyrights
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Education
  • Catholic University of Lublin, PhD in Law, 2009
  • Catholic University of Lublin, Master of Laws, 2004

Awards

  • Recommended in Intellectual Property – Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • “I have worked mainly with Krystian Maciaszek – very professional, outstandingly polite, responsive and helpful.” – Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property 2022
  • “Krystian Maciaszek is honest, has great technical knowledge of the law, is available and has good time responses.” – Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property 2022
  • Ranked Tier 3 in Enforcement and Litigation – WTR1000 2020 
  • “At international giant DLA Piper, Krystian Maciaszek is a doyen of the pharmaceutical sphere. A “young but extremely skilled and respected trademark attorney, he has a professional attitude and a settlement-oriented approach” – WTR1000, Enforcement and Litigation 2020 
  • "Krystian is a specialist in patents and industrial design, and has experience in IP litigation" – Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property 2020

Prior Experience

  • December 2018 - present, Counsel, DLA Piper, Warsaw
  • July 2014 - November 2018, Partner, Warsaw based law firm
  • February 2009 - June 2014, Senior Associate, Warsaw based law firm
  • February 2006 - January 2009, Associate, Warsaw based law firm

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 2014
  • Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys, 2009

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