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Oskar Tułodziecki

Partner
+48.22.653.4211
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Oskar Tułodziecki is a Partner in the Warsaw office of K&L Gates. His practice focuses on intellectual property and media, as well as civil and commercial law. Mr. Tułodziecki has advised numerous clients on the protection of their intellectual property rights and related issues.

Professional Background

Previously, Mr. Tułodziecki was employed in the legal department of ITI Poland S.A., where he dealt with copyright law matters and became familiar with providing in-house legal services to a holding company of substantial size. During his time at ITI Poland he also participated in the United Kingdom Central European Legal Scholarship Scheme sponsored by the British Foreign Commonwealth Office and Clifford Chance. For a few years, he cooperated with one of the largest Polish law firms, and has for several years worked at international law firms.

In 1995, Mr. Tułodziecki was admitted as a legal counselor, and in 1998 completed postgraduate studies on copyright, publishing and media law at the Institute of Patents and Protection of Intellectual Property of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In 2001, he was appointed arbitrator of the Copyright Law Commission at the Ministry of Culture. He is currently serving third term as arbitrator of this Commission. Between 2003 and 2007, Oskar cooperated with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Foundation for Science Advancement (PFUN), delivering lectures on media law for postgraduate studies in social communication and media.

Achievements

  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property, Lawyer of the year 2015, 2014 and 2013 in Poland in Intellectual Property
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Intellectual Property – Poland: 2016-2013 - Tier 2;
  • Chambers Global, Intellectual Property – Poland:2017-2014 - Oskar Tułodziecki (Band 2)/ Intellectual Property (Band 3); 2013 – Oskar Tułodziecki (Band 2) / Intellectual Property (Band 4); 2012 - Oskar Tułodziecki (Band 2), Foreign Experts
  • Chambers Europe, Intellectual Property – Poland: 2017 (Band 2);
  • Managing Intellectual Property, Trade Mark/Copyright Contentious 2014 - Tier 3
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Intellectual Property – Poland: 2008
  • PLC Which Lawyer? 2012 – recommended firms in Poland: K&L Gates, Intellectual Property (recommended); Individual recommendations: Oskar Tułodziecki, Intellectual Property (Poland)
  • European Legal Experts, Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Telecoms – Poland: 2008 - 2010  
  • Legal Experts 2012 – Europe, Middle East & Africa, Intellectual Property, IT and telecoms– Oskar Tułodziecki
  • Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property – Poland: 2009
  • Ranking of Law Firms in Rzeczpospolita daily, Intellectual Property: 2008-2013

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Copyright Law Commission, arbitrator (2001 – present)
  • Member of Copyright Law Commission at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the four consecutive terms of office (2001 – 2013)
  • Appointed as an expert to work within the Internet Freedom Congress on copyright law reform introduced jointly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Ministry of Administration and Digitalization (2012)
  • Member of a legal sub-group of “EU Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy” at the European Commission (2010-2012)
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Member of the Appeals Commission of the Polish Football Association (2007-2008)

Additional Information

Conferences and Seminars
  • ZAiKS Conference “On the necessity to amend art. 70 of the Copyright and Related Rights Law”, September 20, 2013, Warsaw, lecture tilted “Art. 70 - notes of a practicing lawyer. History. Current status. Perspective of changes”
  • Summer School of Food Law, IGI Food Consulting, June 15-16, 2013, Zdunowo, Poland, group presentation titled: “We build a popular brand - legal perspective - case study”
  • Second Industry Forum, February 28, 2013, Warsaw, group presentation titled: “Legal strategies for brand development”
  • Second Polish Congress of Food Industry along with Forbes Hot Seat, October 23, 2012, Opole, group presentation titled: “Brand building and development - 7 deadly sins”
  • 23rd edition of the conference on Corporate IT “Software administration Management Policy – practical, organizational and legal aspects”, November 8, 2012, Warsaw, presentation on “New strategies and tools in counteracting the use of illegal software”
  • Conference “Importance of ACTA for Polish entertainment industry”, February 6, 2012, Warsaw
  • Conference on the Priorities in Intellectual Property Protection, September 7-9, 2011, Cracow, lecture on the “ “New strategies and tools for combating piracy”
  • Discussion panel on “Copyright law: new act - old problems”, May 24, 2011, Warsaw
  • Conference “Amendment of the broadcasting act”, May 18-19, 2011, Warsaw
  • “11th Symposium of Telecommunication and Media”, March 23-24, 2011, Warsaw
  • Conference on the “Amendment of copyright law in respect of collective management organizations”, December 8-9, 2010, presentation on “Agreement of collective management organizations in light of amendment of copyright law of July 8 2010”
  • Conference “American common law - introduction to USA law”, October 27, 2010, Warsaw
  • Conference „Issues faced by IPR coordinators working for the Polish Customs”, June 22, 2010, Warsaw
  • Conference “Internet - area of economic development or illegal space?”, June 9, 2010, Warsaw
  • “Forum Corporate Legal Counsel 2010”, May 11-12, 2010, Warsaw
  • “10th Telecommunication and Media Symposium”, March 24-25, 2010, Warsaw
  • Conference “Copyright and related rights law within law amendment”, March 16-17, 2010
  • “Conference of the Scientific Association of the Warsaw University”, presentation on “IP and competition law”, January 12, 2010 in Warsaw
  • “Conference of the Scientific Association of the Warsaw University”, presentation on “Film agreements”, August 10, 2009, Warsaw
  • Conference Digital TV, June 23, 2009, Cracow, presentation on “Combating Piracy in the Digital World”
  • Customs Conference in Cracow, May 21, 2009, Cracow
  • Conference “Amendment of copyright law”, February 3-4, 2009, Warsaw