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

What clients told The Legal 500 about us

In the IP area we work primarily with Michal Matejka who is our single point of contact for these matters. We praise him for being able to provide quick, well thought-out and commercially sound advice even in the most complex legal matters.

A strong legal team on your side

Jakub Lichnovsky

Partner


Jakub Lichnovsky

Michal Matejka

Partner


Michal Matejka

François Veit

Partner


François Veit

Zbynek Loebl

Of Counsel


Zbynek Loebl

Katerina Hajkova

Attorney


Katerina Hajkova

Silvia Kratochvilova

Attorney


Silvia Kratochvilova

Tereza Leonardi

Attorney


Tereza Leonardi

Robert Reiss

Attorney


Robert Reiss

Milan Sivy

Attorney


Milan Sivy

Petra Stupkova

Attorney


Petra Stupkova

Zuzana Zuntová

Attorney


Zuzana Zuntová

Alzbeta Hermankova

Lawyer


Alzbeta Hermankova

References

We provided legal support to an IT company in a major project about providing private customers with regulatory information online.

We advised and represented Volvo Construction Equipment AB in connection with alleged competition law breaches and the infringement of IP rights.

We registered EU and US trademarks for the computer games Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, developed by the Czech company SCS Software s.r.o. Our work included proving the acquired distinctiveness of the Euro Truck Simulator 2 EU trademark.

We advised Stock Polska Sp. z.o.o. on registering trademarks with the Czech Industrial Property Office following the conversion of the European trademark "SASKA" into a Czech national application. This included providing support during the opposition proceedings.

We provide ongoing legal services to a private company developing a strategic project in the area of cannabis and cannabinoid treatment. Our services cover corporate law, IP law, and structuring and drafting contracts with universities, non-profit organisations, for-profit organisations, government research institutions and hi-tech companies.