Intellectual property/Information technology (IP/IT)
Our Prague intellectual property / information technology team is well regarded in the Czech Republic for its depth of expertise and its focus on technology as a key strength of the firm. As part of the global intellectual property group, we provide both domestic and cross-border advice on the full range of IP and IT issues throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia.
We work closely with our local experts in corporate, litigation and dispute resolution, communication media and technology, and other practice areas, to provide a complete legal service to clients throughout our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
Our areas of work include:
- acquisition of communications and technology companies
- franchise agreements
- intellectual property disputes (including unfair competition, protection against counterfeits and protection of non-registered rights e.g. know-how and business secrets)
- licence agreements
- technology agreements
Our recent work:
- Advising Sandoz, a member of Novartis Group, on a patent litigation initiated against Sandoz by a global pharmaceutical company in respect of infringements of patent rights and in respect of protection against unfair competition including defence against a preliminary injunction
- Advising GiTy Holding a.s. on joint venture arrangements with Orange plc and two US capital funds in connection with their joint venture’s bid to operate a GSM 1800 mobile telephone network in the Czech Republic
- Advising SOR Libchavy spol. s.r.o., a leading Czech bus producer and member of J&T Group, in litigation conducted against a Polish competitor in respect of infringement of rights arising under a Licence Agreement and in respect of protection against unfair competition including a petition for a preliminary injunction and the enforcement of the Czech court’s decisions in Poland
More information on our global intellectual property practice