From the date of accession of the Polish to the European Union (01/05/2004), Polish business owners have the opportunity to obtain rights from the registration of European trademarks covering all countries that are part of the European Union. The competent institution for registering European trademarks is the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) based in Alicante, Spain. Patent attorneys from Kancelaria Patentowa Dr inż. Zbigniew Kamiński i Syn are listed as professional proxies before EUIPO.