Handbuch Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa (Economy and Law in Eastern Europe, WiRO), is a collective work, the particular revisions of which are regularly published by C.H. Beck publishing house.
Addressed to western investors and others alike, WiRO comes as a guidebook with replaceable pages, which provides information on changes of the economic and legal conditions in the following ten states of Central and Eastern Europe:
- Czech Republic
The chief editor of the part pertaining to Poland is Dr. Jörn Brockhuis of BSJP law firm.
The 140. revision of WiRO (part pertaining to Poland) features the second part of a comprehensive update of the Polish Labour Code. The update includes amendments in respect of working time, holiday leave, rights of parents, provisions in respect of young employees in the workplace, collective agreements, labour disputes and statute of limitations.
Moreover, the update pertaining to Poland includes a new revision of Chapter D.VII concerning copyright and related protection rights as well as industrial property matters. The discussed issues are, among others: piece of work and authorship, personal copyright and, in particular, commercial use of such rights. What has also been discussed are claims connected to the infringement of copyright. In the area of industrial property law, there are discussed regulations pertaining to patents, excluding employee patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indication of origin. However, the focus is on the right to exploit copyright and claims arising out of infringement thereof.