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Contractual IP and competition issues are vital for lawful operation of a franchise distribution system.

Under Polish law franchise agreements are not subject to specific regulation. They are usually defined as a system of distribution between the franchisor and the franchisee in which the franchisee is required to resell goods bought from the franchisor and to use intellectual property rights and knowhow licensed from the franchisor. Recently franchise systems operating in Poland have come under close scrutiny from the country’s competition regulator, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

Read the full article co-authored by Paulina Józefczuk and Dr. Aleksandra Kunkiel-Kryńska. It has been published in The American Investor, the official quarterly publication of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.

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