Some of the members of our firm occasionally give lectures and are authors of articles on industrial property topics, including the Czech Republic chapter in International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice (eds. Lexis Nexis, Matthew Bender & Company). Our firm is proud of having the first Czech patent attorney who has passed the European Qualification Examination.
Within the last decade of the 20th century all Czech intellectual property protection laws have been harmonised with those of the EPC members. Since June 20, 1991, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) joined Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), since July 1, 2002 European Patent Convention (EPC), which enabled us to represent our clients directly before the European Patent Office. Since May 1, 2004, the Czech Republic joined the European Union (EU), and consequently, we can represent our clients before the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante (EUIPO) at filing and defending Community Trademarks (CTM) and Community Designs (CD). Since January 1, 2008, the European Union (the Czech Republic being the member thereof) became a party to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Our patent attorney firm became a place where our clients get all possible support on their way to obtain and defend their industrial property rights.