Trade mark law, case II SA 2914/01

January 6th, 2005, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Administrative Court in its judgment of 28 February 2002, case file II SA 2914/01 published in Monitor Prawniczy 2002/7/291 held that Article 8 of the Convention does not constitute an independent basis for the protection of the trade name of the entrepreneur, because it does not specify conditions for such protection and does not indicate what claims should be used in the case of infringement of the rights to the company name. However, this affect the domestic law.


This case concerned trade mark invalidation proceedings of ROLEX R-107547 trade mark owned by Woźniak Krzysztof ROLEX Przedsiębiorstwo Produkcyjno Handlowo Usługowe. The proceedings were started by ROLEX SA company who owns ROLEX R-64281 trade mark.