For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
TRAPLOVÁ HAKR KUBÁT Law and Patent Offices (THK) are a traditional law boutique specialized in intellectual property and related matters with experience over 30 years. THK ‘s professional team members think globally, and are able to legally support their clients in the course of their business not only in regards to IP matters, but also in regards to domain names, company names, e-commerce, or social media portals and products. Moreover, THK also recognizes the necessity to look at their client’s products and services from perspective mass media and advertising.
THK have a well-balanced team of highly qualified and experienced team of attorneys-at-law, lawyers and patent attorneys. They are currently ranked among well-known leading offices specialized in IP and related business law in the Czech Republic.
They are members and regularly attend international seminars, workshops as well as conferences to keep up-to-date with trends and developments of the IP law, and to build our connections with colleagues from all over the world.
Close cooperation between attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys allows THK to provide their clients complex services in the field of IP and the ability to provide IP protection and enforcement strategy.
THK provide their clients flexible, strategic and professional IP services that include providing advice on strategies regarding the IP portfolio, as well as a complex life cycle maintenance (IP candidate searches, application filings, renewals, watch services), legal services including, but not limited to, co-existence agreements, unfair competition cases, litigations and legal representation in disputes before courts or other administrative authorities in the Czech and Slovak Republic and if needed, taking business oriented approaches to legal advice.
THK’s team members think globally, and are able to legally support their clients in the course of their business not only in regards to IP matters, but also in regards to domain names, company names, e-commerce, or social media portals and products. Moreover, THK also recognize the necessity to look at their client’s products and services from perspective mass media and advertising.
As a result of THK’s long-lasting tradition in the market, they have crossed the boarders and built a comprehensive international network of valued and professional IP teams around the whole world. Therefore, are THK able to offer services to their clients not only in the Czech Republic or Slovak Republic, but also in Europe as well as outside of Europe through their international network of law and patent offices with IP specialization. This allows to have THK a global view in respect of their work.
THK’s experience gained and gathered while providing professional legal services and support for their clients of various sizes including start-ups from various industries such as retail and distribution, health, cosmetics and life sciences, fashion, art and design, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food, banking and finance, consumer products, nuclear industry, construction industry etc.
The firm was found in 1990 and its practise is in IP matters incl. patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, counterfeiting and IP litigation. We work for national and international clients, we manage large trademark portfolios. We are active in anti-counterfeiting area and are very successful in IP litigation when concentrating in contentious matters with the Czech IPO and Czech courts. We are also members of IPR Group and are active in international IP associations.