Jan manages international brand protection programs for several famous brands across industries including fashion, apparel, retail services, consumer electronics, publishing, banking and financial services. He has extensive experience before the US Patent & Trademark Office and corresponding tribunals throughout the world.
In addition, Jan regularly handles matters before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), particularly Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaints and Madrid Protocol filings. He also serves as his clients’ liaison with foreign counsel on intellectual property matters in almost every country in the world. On such engagements, his work includes directing foreign counsel on arguments and evidence related to intellectual property disputes. Jan is admitted as a legal adviser in Warsaw, Poland, and is able to represent clients before Polish and European courts, the European Trademark Office in Alicante, Spain, and the European Court of Justice in trademark cases.
Jan frequently lectures on various intellectual property issues, including trademark and trade dress protection, intellectual property enforcement and anti-counterfeiting. He has received special recognition for his work from the Warsaw Legal Advisers Bar Association.
Prior to practicing law, Jan was an assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University School of Law in Poznan, Poland, where he taught Polish administrative procedures and procedures before the Polish Administrative Supreme Court. He also was admitted as a judge in Poland. Jan is fluent in Polish and Russian, proficient in French and has a working knowledge of most Slavic languages.