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Intellectual Property Law

act Řanda Havel Legal provides legal services in all areas of intellectual property law. Our lawyers have many years of experience in the fields of copyright, rights associated with copyright and industrial property rights. We are involved in the areas of trademarks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, domain names, know-how and so on at a national, community and international level.

act Řanda Havel Legal provides comprehensive services in regards to preparing contracts on the provision of licences or the cession of rights and registering protected designations and representing clients before the Industrial Property Office and the other appropriate offices for intellectual and industrial ownership and before courts during dispute proceedings. Our clients are the authors of works of art, performing artists, architects, the creators of information systems, technology and databases and the users of software and information systems and/or any other results of creative intellectual activity. act Řanda Havel Legal has completed a number of transactions whose main aspects have been the subject of intellectual property rights and industrial property.

act Řanda Havel Legal in particular:

  • Prepares contractual documentation, especially contracts for work, licensing and sublicensing contracts pertaining to a subject of  copyright or industrial property, contracts on the transfer of intangible assets, marketing and media contracts or the inclusion of appropriate agreements pertaining to intellectual property into other types of  contracts (purchase contracts, contracts for work in the construction industry, contracts with architects and so on);

  • Analyses copyright questions and consultancy in breach of copyright disputes;

  • Provides consultancy during searches for trademarks and registering them at a national, European and international level; securing consultancy during administration of trademarks;

  • Proposes options and system of national or international protection of  creative activities or enterprise via copyright protection institutions and protected designations;

  • Provides consultancy in the area of protecting trading companies and brands;

  • Secures registration of domain names and consultancy in the area of  protecting them;

  • Secures protection of labelling rights against unfair competition by legal means;

  • Prepares all contractual documentation in the area of copyright law, including licensing agreements and contracts on the creation and maintenance of software products and implementing information systems (including integrated company management systems); in the case of  software products we place an emphasis on securing the client’s independence so that the client is not dependent on the creators of the software after the product is completed and does not become a “hostage” to the owner of the software’s copyright and is able to use the product and develop it cost-effectively according to the client’s needs;

  • Secures protection of rights to trade secrets and know-how, including preparation of company guidelines to protect trade secrets and know-how and creating associated standard contractual documentation used to protect intellectual property in relation to third parties;

  • Provides comprehensive legal services in regards to registering and entering patents, utility models and industrial designs, trademarks and topographies of semiconductor products in the appropriate registers in the Czech Republic and abroad;

  • Represents clients in legal disputes concerning breaches of  intellectual property rights, including disputes about unfair competition;

  • Proposes structures of transactions to transfer brands and the comprehensive realisation thereof from a legal point of view.

EPRAVO.CZ, the prestigious Czech online legal journal, has recommended act Řanda Havel Legal in the area of Intellectual Property law in its Law Firm of the Year 2022 ranking. The annual awards are decided by an independent group of 250 evaluators from the ranks of companies and institutions, as well as by EPRAVO.CZ, an independent entity that monitors and follows lawyers in the Czech Republic.

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa international rating company has included act Řanda Havel Legal in its ranking for 2022in the area of Intellectual Property law. The Legal 500 publication annually maps out law firms from all over the world and its data is used by 4 million readers and 2.5 million companies in electronic form.

Intellectual Property Law