Magdalena Gad-Nowak is a senior associate in the Warsaw office. Her practice focus is on intellectual property (IP) law and cybersecurity and privacy regulations.

    Magdalena possesses a wide range of experience in handling both copyright and trademark matters. In addition, Magdalena handles issues that relate to unfair competition, brand protection and methods of executing IP rights for a variety of clients in different sectors.

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    • Managing clients’ IP portfolios; handling copyright and trademark infringement involved in IP litigation; counseling on trademark and copyright licensing transactions; conducting IP due diligence; handling domain disputes, in particular cybersquatting; and applying for trademark registration and conducting opposition proceedings.
    • Conducting full-scale privacy and information security assessments; advising clients on managing risk and security; handling the consequences of data breaches; ensuring domestic and international data compliance; advisory on international matters, notably transborder data transfers within capital groups; assisting clients with compliance strategies and policies; and developing data management policies.
    • Assisting US clients in structuring international privacy compliance schemes, in particular compliance with the Polish and EU data protection regulations; drafting privacy notices, as well as internal data protection documentation required under the Polish law (i.e., security policies); registering personal data files and DPOs with the Polish data protection authority, and representing clients before it; and, most recently, assisting clients in the application of the GDPR.
    • Advising in a number of projects relating to implementation of IT systems (including issues related to licenses and service/maintenance).
    • Ongoing advisory on regulatory and transactional issues to media and broadcast clients (i.e., high-profile Polish commercial broadcasters).
    • Assisting clients from various sectors in connection with e-commerce and services supplied electronically (including consumer protection law advisory).
    • Advising in numerous M&A transactions, representing acquirers, targets, investment bankers and investors from different sectors (e.g., commercial broadcasting, telecommunication, cosmetic, insurance, banking, pharmaceutical industry and online selling platforms).


    • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice, 2008
    • Jagiellonian University, Master of Laws, 2007


    • Regional Chamber of Advocates, Warsaw, 2013
    • New York, 2009


    • Polish
    • English

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