Michal Bohaczewski

Dr. Michał Bohaczewski

Associate
Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Biography

Dr. Michal Bohaczewski is an associate in the Warsaw IP team. Having studied and worked in Poland, France and Switzerland, he has extensive knowledge of European intellectual property law. Before joining Baker McKenzie in 2017, Michal worked in the Paris office of a renowned American law. He holds a double, French and Polish, Ph.D. obtained on the basis of his thesis on the protection of reputed trademarks. Michal regularly gives lectures and is an author of numerous publications on IP law, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. In 2018, Michal was recognized as a Rising Star Lawyer in Poland.  

Practice Focus

Michal is experienced in assisting clients in disputes regarding trademarks, patents, copyright, designs and unfair competition, before Polish and French courts, EUIPO, Polish Patent Office, French National Institute of Industrial Property and Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. He also advises clients on non contentious matters related to intellectual property, including drafting agreements, registering industrial property righst and managing trademark portfolios.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted a major luxury company in the largest trademark infringement and unfair and parasitic competition dispute in France against a multinational fashion group.

  • Assisting a global jewelry manufacturer in a strategic trademark dispute before EUIPO.

  • Group member for 3M in managing the company's global trademark portfolio, as well as IP litigation and enforcement.

Professional Honors

  • Recommended by Wolters Kluwer (Poland) and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna as a "Rising Star Lawyer” in 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Warsaw Bar Association - Advocate (Adwokat), Member

Admissions

  • Poland (2019)

Education

  • University of Warsaw (Ph.D.) (2017)
  • Université Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) (Ph.D.) (2017)
  • Université Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) (Master 2 Literary, artistic and industrial property law) (2014)
  • University of Warsaw (Master of Arts in Law) (2013)
  • University of Poitiers, France (2013)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • Zurich
Monography: Infringement of trademarks with a reputation (Naruszenie prawa ochronnego na renomowany znak towarowy), C.H.Beck (Poland) 2019