Zbigniew Okoń is an attorney-at-law, a partner in the technology department of Rymarz Zdort Maruta and the head of the intellectual property practice.
Experience and academic work:
An expert in intellectual property law, new technologies law and marketing law. He has extensive experience in IP/IT contracts, licence agreements (including open source licences), software implementation, maintenance and development agreements, as well as the legal protection of software, databases and AI.
His practice also includes legal services provided to the largest Polish ventures in the field of loyalty law marketing, promotional and audiobox lotteries, marketing law of products subject to advertising restrictions, as well as the largest e-commerce implementations (online supermarkets, marketplace platforms and mobile applications).
He has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed research papers throughout his career, such as “Prawo Internetu” (Internet Law), “Prawo reklamy i promocji”, “IT Law in Poland”, “Cyberlaw – Poland”, commentary to the Polish Copyright and Related Rights Act and the monograph “Prawnoautorska ochrona programów komputerowych” (Copyright protection of computer programs).
Zbigniew is a lecturer at public and private universities (the University of Opole, the Jagiellonian University, the University of Wrocław, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University and the Koźmiński University in Warsaw). He cooperates with the Allerhand Institute and the Centre for Research of Legal and Economic Problems of Electronic Communication (Centrum Badań Problemów Prawnych i Ekonomicznych Komunikacji Elektronicznej) at the Faculty of Law and Business of the University of Wrocław. He is a highly regarded business coach with a track record that includes several hundred presentations at conferences, congresses, training courses and workshops related to the above legal fields.
Awards and rankings:
In the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita, Zbigniew Okoń has been ranked among the best lawyers in Poland in the field of intellectual property since 2016, including being named as an individual leader in intellectual property, industrial property and copyright law in 2020, and as an individual leader in copyright law in 2021 and 2022. In another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, he was named as a recommended lawyer in the area of Commercial, Corporate & M&A in 2021 and 2022.