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Author: Monika A. Górska

Dr Monika A. Górska, attorney-at-law, advises clients on matters involving trademark, copyright, and unfair competition. She also advises in processes concerning commercialisation of knowledge. She works for Polish and foreign clients operating in various sectors of the economy, such as pharmaceuticals, new technologies and IT.
Monika A. Górska
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Employee work need not be created using the employers’ equipment and materials

Determining whether a work created by an employee is an employee work for copyright purposes has serious practical consequences. The use of the employer’s equipment or materials doesn’t necessarily mean that a work is an employee work. Similarly, the employee’s use of his own equipment or materials doesn’t automatically mean that the work is not an employee work.

Warsaw Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2018 (case no. I ACa 18/17)

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