Press law, case I CKN 540/00

August 29th, 2005, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Court in its order of 5 March 2002 case file I CKN 540/00 held that provisions of the Polish Act of 16 April 1993 on Combating Unfair Competition – CUC – (in Polish: ustawa o zwalczaniu nieuczciwej konkurencji), published in Journal of Laws (Dziennik Ustaw) No. 47, item 211, with subsequent amendments, should not be applied in proceedings for registration of newspapers and magazines. The institution of registration of press titles was introduced to prevent the existence of identical or concurrent titles on the press market only.