Prague 120 00
Partner: Michal Havlik
Firm - Year of Establishment: 1991
Number of Partners: 4
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 18
Languages Spoken at the Firm: Czech, Slovak, English, German and French
Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, Marques, PTMG, LIDC
Havlík Švorčík and Partners, Law and Patent Office (formerly Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and partners) is an IP and corporate law firm founded in 1990 in Prague. With over forty team members, the firm is one of the largest and best-established IP practices in Czechia and Slovakia.
We are active members of the following international associations: AIPPI, ECTA, INTA, LIDC, MARQUES and PTMG.
Our clients are leading international and domestic companies from the fields of luxury, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, automotive and consumer packaged goods and retail as well as small and middle seized companies and start-ups and individual right holders.
The firm’s key values are
- reliable and practical approach – we provide hands-on realistic legal advice and look for the most business efficient solutions to our clients’ legal problems
- individual and personal support – our clients always deal with the same person
- modern and digital – we stay up-to-date with new trends and technology
Our legal team consists of 4 partners, 5 attorneys at law, 4 European patent attorneys and 3 European trademark attorneys supported by qualified staff.
Michal Havlik is the President of the Czech National Group AIPPI.
Otakar Svorcik serves as an arbitrator at the Czech Arbitration Court.
Otakar Svorcik and Michal Havlik serve as panelists for the .eu and .cz domain name disputes with the Czech Arbitration Court and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROSECUTION
We are a leading local firm in prosecution of applications for patents, trademarks and designs before the Czech and Slovak Industrial Property Offices and EPO, EUIPO and WIPO. Our patent attorneys and translators cover all fields of technology from mechanical engineering, construction, IT to pharma and life sciences.
We provide strategic advice and administer several global patent and trademark portfolios.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT
The firm assists their clients in monitoring IP rights and enforcing them through court litigation in Czech or Slovak courts and other available procedures. The firm is one of the few firms that regularly litigate patent infringement matters. Furthermore, the firm has an extensive anti-counterfeiting practice involving customs seizures and raids.
The firm has successfully assisted clients in numerous ADR procedures to recover domain name registrations including the very first ADR decision in Slovakia concerning domain name vogue.sk.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
In addition to IP, the firm’s corporate law department handles corporate and commercial matters, regulatory, real estate, labour and competition and antitrust law.
Key IP Areas
Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, Patent prosecution, Patent contentious, Patent, Intellectual property (prosecution), Intellectual property (contentious), Designs, Life sciences IP
Key Sector Expertise
Sports, Tobacco, Transport, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical, Oil & gas, Gaming, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Fashion & luxury goods, Financial services, Food & beverage, FMCG, Technology hardware, Telecommunication