prof. Rafał Sikorski

prof. Rafał Sikorski Advocate. Senior Partner.

At the firm, Rafał Sikorski manages the Intellectual Property Department, advising Clients on IP disputes and transactions, industrial property law, combating unfair competition and the intricacies of competition law.

He also provides legal counsel on large IT projects, drawing up agreements on computer software distribution, and leads negotiations with entities managing patent pools and patents enabling the use of standards leading to beneficial licence agreements, made according to the Client’s needs. On a number of occasions he has represented the firm’s Clients in disputes on the infringement of industrial property rights, and in matters of copyright law.

Mr. Sikorski graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 1999. In 2000, he received the title of LL.M. in International Business Transactions from the Central European University in Budapest. Since 2005 he has held a Ph.D. in legal science awarded by the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he currently works as an assistant professor at the Chair of European Law. He has also been a scholar at the TMC Asser Institute in the Hague.

His scientific accomplishments include a number of publications on copyright law, industrial property law, unfair competition law, competition law and private international law. He is currently co-editing a series entitled ‘An Outline of Intellectual Property Law’ (Zarys Prawa Własności Intelektualnej), published by Wydawnictwo C.H. Beck.

Within his scientific work he mainly focuses on relations between competition law and intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on standardization and patent pools. Additionally, Mr. Sikorski deals with issues in determining the governing law for intellectual property law contracts and infringements of such.