Industrial design law, case VI SA/Wa 1764/09

September 28th, 2010, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 14 December 2009 case file VI SA/Wa 1764/09 held that the examination of all of the evidence should include all evidence taken in the proceedings, as well as taking into account all the circumstances surrounding an individual evidence and relevant to assess their strength and reliability. The PPO while considering the evidence, cannot skip any of the proof, it may, however, in accordance with the principle of the free assessment of evidences included in Article 80 of the APC, refuse the reliability of an evidence, but then it is obliged to justify all the reasons of such decision.

Article 80
The public administration body shall assess whether a given circumstance has been proven on the basis of the entirety of the evidential material.


This case concerned the industrial design “Noga fotela” (in English: chair leg), Rp-3506. See also “Polish regulations on industrial designs” and “Polish case law on industrial designs“.