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IP Ones to Watch 2022: MIP recognises Kinga Palińska at CD Projekt

Kinga Palińska is an IP team member at CD Projekt in Poland

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Kinga Palińska, IP team member, CD Projekt, Poland

Mixing business with a personal passion is often a recipe for success, a mantra our next nominee knows very well.

Kinga Palińska joined video game developer CD Projekt three years ago after working for a private practice law firm. Joining CD Projekt allowed Palińska to combine work with taking a leading role in an industry close to her heart.

Palińska’s nominator tells us she knows the video game industry to its core and combines her excellent knowledge of IP with a strong business approach.

In her daily work, Palińska is a member of the business and IP team. She offers advice on IP portfolio management including strategy for registrations, oppositions, and trademark disputes.

She also advises on other IP related issues, including licensing and partnership deals, merchandise agreements, cross-licensing, and marketing campaigns.

Elsewhere, she has engaged with policy makers in the video game industry and works closely with the Polish Games Association (PGA) on various public policy matters.

One of her latest projects was a public consultation on Poland’s implementation of the EU Copyright Directive, during which she led a working group consisting of representatives of various gaming companies and prepared proposals for changes on behalf of the PGA.

She has also participated in various panel discussions and given presentations at national and international conferences.

Palińska tells Managing IP: “Securing CD Projekt’s rights while working with incredible artists, having a part in worldwide collaboration deals and managing the trademark portfolio is very challenging but at the same time extremely inspiring.”

All ones to watch

All ones to watch

David Degen is an IP counsel at Novartis in Switzerland
Ana Gouvêa Monetti is a legal counsel at Siemens in Brazil
Frederick Braunstein is a senior counsel at TaskRabbit in the US
Stephanie Glyde is an IP counsel at Rio Tinto in Australia
Fredrika Hellberg is a trademark attorney at Essity in Sweden
Xiaolong Meng is an IP counsel at TCL in China
Rachel Armstrong is a senior counsel at Dubai Future Foundation in the UAE
Armin Schwitulla is a senior litigation counsel at Nokia in Germany
Mélodie Sofack is an IP legal counsel at Dassault Systèmes in France
Maria Herlitz Sundelius is a legal counsel at H&M in Sweden
Guillermo Mier Y Concha Martinez is a brand enforcement manager at Red Bull in Austria
Charles Roger is a senior contract and licensing manager at STMicroelectronics in France
Grace Du is a staff attorney at Starbucks in China
Jake Holt is a trademarks corporate counsel at Amazon in the US
Dev Narasimhan is a patent portfolio manager at CoMotion at University of Washington in the US
Mila Misevska is an IP lawyer at Play’n Go in Malta
Alix Lesage is a legal counsel at France Brevets in France
Thibault Saurat is a group patent manager at Ontex in Belgium
Hyeran You is a senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics in South Korea
Morgan Seisson is a European patent attorney at Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences in Switzerland
Daniela Valera is a legal assistant at Backus (part of AB InBev) in Peru