Debska

Maria Debska

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa

Biography

Maria Debska is an associate in the IP/IT department of Baker McKenzie, Warsaw. Before joining the Firm in April 2012, Ms. Debska gained professional experience in renowned law offices in Warsaw.

Practice Focus

Ms. Debska represents clients before civil, criminal and administrative courts, law enforcement authorities, public administration bodies and the Warsaw Arbitration Court for Domain Names. She deals with legal issues related to trade marks, copyrights, IP enforcement, unfair competition, consumer law, digital media and personal data protection. Ms. Debska focuses on criminal law, including white collar crimes and criminal aspects of IP.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising and representing a global information technology company in multiple criminal cases with respect to fake products offered online and in stores, including negotiating, concluding and executing out of court settlements regarding compensation of damages.

  • Advising and defending companies and their employees in cases, including criminal, with respect to proceedings regarding product liability and connected legal issues.

  • Advising and representing a beverage producer in litigation initiated by a foreign market leader for unfair competition, concluded with a settlement highly advantageous for the client.

  • Advising and representing foreign companies in numerous criminal cases with respect to crimes attempted or already committed through fraudulent bank accounts opened and located in Poland.

  • Advising state administration agency with respect to its duty to cooperate with law enforcement agencies at their request, and with respect to relevant data protection issues.

  • Representing an American multinational conglomerate corporation in anti-counterfeiting cases, criminal preliminary and court proceedings, domain name arbitration and trade mark infringement pre-litigation matters.

  • Representing renowned trademark holders in various IP litigations and in domain name arbitrations.

  • Representing the biggest Polish TV broadcaster in criminal case and an unfair competition litigation case over the must offer/must carry obligations, being a precedent regarding retransmission of TV programs on mobile devices, and the right of TV broadcasters to prohibit such use of their programs despite the must offer obligation imposed by the act on TV.

  • Representing UEFA in civil and criminal proceedings against a Polish tour operator, UTE, for unfair competition and trademark infringement.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Okregowa Rada Adwokacka Warszawie - Member
  • Warsaw Bar of Advocates - Member

Admissions

  • Poland (2013)

Education

  • Lazarski University in Warsaw (Master of Law) (2008)
  • University of Warsaw (Master of Arts Philosophy) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish