Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners

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Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners, Law and Patent Office, continues traditions of the former Advokátní poradna č. 10 with offices at Žitná 25 with the purpose to maintain the long-standing tradition of high-quality legal services in intellectual property and commercial law. Our firm assists a number of domestic and foreign firms in handling their legal affairs in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Apart from Czech, we provide our services in English, German, French and Russian. With over fifty members of our team, we are one of the largest firms on the relevant market.

Through our related office in Bratislava, we also provide our services in Slovakia.

Expertise

Intellectual Property

Patents

Trademarks

Registered Designs and Utility Models

Licences

Domain Names

Enforcement and Litigation

Commercial law

Patents

We prosecute patent applications in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and before the European Patent Office and International Bureau WIPO. This includes consultations with clients, drafting patent applications and replying to examiners’ official actions. In addition, we file requests for nullity as well as requests for declaratory action on patent infringement. Many of our patent attorneys have long-standing experience as former patent examiners at the Patent Office. Our office is equipped with a computer system to ensure reliable docketing of applications and payment of patent annuities.

Trademarks

We prosecute trademark applications in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and before the International Bureau WIPO and since 1 May 2004 also before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) in respect of Community trademarks. We conduct all types of trademark searches in the Czech Republic and Slovakia along with our assessment on confusing similarity, we provide our clients with consultation as to selection of their trademarks, file oppositions and requests for cancellation as well as defence against such filings by third parties against our clients. Most of our trademark staff are former trademark examiners at the Patent Office. Our computer system ensures timely requests for renewal of registered trademarks.

Memberships

AIPPI, ECTA, INTA, LIDC and MARQUES.
French-Czech and Czech-French Chamber of Commerce.

Key Contacts

Partner

Dr Michal Havlik
havlik@sak-alo.cz

Firm Rankings

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IP: Patents
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IP: Patents: Prosecution
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IP: Trademarks
Band 1

IP: trademarks: Contentious
Band 2

8.0

IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Band 4

4.0

Lawyer Rankings

Michal Havlík

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Otakar Švorcík

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Articles

Patent Enforcement in Europe (Slovakia)

Legal basis The principal legal basis for compulsory licences is the Slovak Patent Act, No. 435/2001 Coll. on Patents, Supplementary Protection Certificates, as amended (hereinafter PA). Compulsory licences are governed by Section 27 PA. The competence of the court is stipulated in Section 25 of Decree No. 160/2015 Coll. of the Slovak Code of Civil […]

03 Dec 2021
Patent Enforcement in Europe (Czech Republic)

Legal basis The principal legal basis for compulsory licences is the Act on Inventions and Rationalisation Proposals No. 527/1990 Coll., as amended (Czech Patent Act, hereinafter PA). Compulsory licences are governed by Section 20 PA. The proceedings are governed by Section 22 of the Decree No. 550/1990 Coll., on the procedure in matters of inventions […]

03 Dec 2021

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