Maria Obara-Piszewska

advocate Maria.Obara-Piszewska@wkb.pl
T: + 48 22 201 00 00

Specializations

Foreign languages

English

German

A member of Intellectual Property & TMT Team.


Maria graduated from University of Warsaw's Department of Law and Administration and Department of Journalism and Political Sciences. When a student, she had an internship with the Polish Consulate General of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin. A member of Warsaw Bar Chamber, she has worked for international and domestic law firms where she focused on intellectual property law and press law.

 

Maria specialises in intellectual property law, press law and issues relating to on-line services. She has extensive expertise in the law of copyright and related rights, including collective rights management. Maria has provided legal assistance to copyright holders, such as radio and TV broadcasters, cable and satellite TV operators, audiovisual producers, press publishers, on-line and internet service providers, and brand revival and promotion providers.

 

Selected experience

  • Advised Fremantle Media Poland on legal issues of various TV productions, such as "Mali Giganci", and in disputes with collecting societies over producer's royalties;
  • Advised businesses in the media sector and publishers, such as Marquard Media Polska sp. z o.o.;
  • Advised Polish TV broadcaster Telewizja Puls on contracts with collecting societies;
  • Advised Polish National Publishing Institute PIW in terms of an opinion on its publishing rights.

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