PRACTICE AREA

Intellectual Property

In the constantly evolving world of technology and cross-border business transactions, safeguarding intellectual property (IP) is becoming increasingly important. We closely follow all legal and technological developments in this area and provide legal services in every aspect of IP law, including the following:

  • IP and portfolio management, including research, applications, oppositions, representation before patent and trademark offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • IP enforcement, including border measures and seizure proceedings in domestic markets
  • Online IP protection, including protection of online content and streaming services
  • Creating and implementing IP strategies for a wide range of companies, from startups to multinationals
  • Licensing, franchising and sponsorship
  • IP disputes
  • Domain names (registration, monitoring, enforcement)
  • Unfair competition

A strong legal team on your side

References

We advised a leading CEE TV broadcaster on various aspects of IP law, in particular copyright, personal rights, trademarks and related rights.

We provide ongoing legal support for a leading Swiss watch manufacturer, protecting its IP rights and representing it before relevant bodies in the Czech Republic. In particular, we supported the company in a court dispute and in administrative proceedings to protect its trademark rights.

We advised the Czech Press Agency on the use of its news materials by other players on the market, and also on copyright protection.

We advised the founder of a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the urban environment on its trademark registration with the EUIPO, including opposition proceedings.

We represented the majority owner of Zoom International in key IP-related matters in a demerger project and in subsequent investment in the demerged entity.