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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

Kinstellar’s intellectual property offering handles contractual work and due diligence, disputes, and the management of IP portfolios. The team is led by Petr Bratský.

Intellectual property in Czech Republic

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s intellectual property practice advises on the full spectrum of IP work, including the general administration of trademarks, preliminary injunctions, and regulatory requirements involving product clearance. Recently, the firm has assisted with cases relating to landlord liability for the sales of counterfeited goods by their tenants, in addition to representing clients in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings. With a network of global offices and key connections with the Czech Customs Offices, the team is well-placed to advise its strong client base, which includes the likes of Calvin Klein, Google, and H&M. The department is led by dual-qualified Dušan Hlavatý, who frequently handles transactions on behalf of public and private companies, often involving issues such as piracy, and cybersecurity. Kristína Doupal regularly advises on IP licence agreements, advertising and consumer protection, and franchising.

Practice head(s):

Dušan Hlavatý

Other key lawyers:

Kristína Doupal


‘The team is always available to us when we need them. Their knowledge about brand protection is very good.’

‘We value their knowledge of alternative disputes resolutions for domains and their experience with test purchases for brand protection.’

Key clients

Air Bank, a.s.

Avery Dennison

Avon / The Body Shop

Bristol Myers Squibb

Calvin Klein

Československá obchodní banka, a. s. (ČSOB)





Home Box Office, Inc.



L Brands / Victoria’s Secret

L’Oréal S.A.

Laufen / Roca Group

Michael Kors



SCS Software

Škoda AUTO



Yves Saint-Laurent

Work highlights

  • Advised L’Oréal and Calvin Klein in disputes with various distributors of counterfeited products.
  • Advised a major US/Swiss pharmaceutical company on European patents nullity actions in multiple European states.
  • Advised a major platform in connection to the implementation of Articles 15 and 17 of the Copyright DSM Directive into Czech law.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

At Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář, the broad-ranging intellectual property offering includes advising on brand management, trade secrets, counterfeiting, IP rights enforcement, and patent and utility models. Engaged by leading companies and SMEs from the gaming, tech, and fashion industries, the firm continues to handle contentious copyright and trademark work, in addition to trademark management. Industry expert Vojtěch Chloupek spearheads the IP practices in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and focuses primarily on IP, competition, and tech law. At the senior associate level, Jiří Malý specialises in IP application strategies and IP litigation, whilst Kateřina Floriánová often represents clients in contentious proceedings before the Czech Industrial Property Office. The team has been further strengthened by the recent arrivals of Ján Kuklinca, Lukáš Holub, and Michaela Čejková from Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Jiří Malý; Kateřina Floriánová


‘The team is very responsive and provides clear and practical advice.’

‘Vojtěch Chloupek is very responsive and provides clear and practical advice. The team is fluent in English and communicates in a very clear way.’

‘The team is prompt, professional, and finds reasonable solutions to conflicting matters.’

‘The team’s solutions are business oriented.’

‘The team adopts a totally pro-client approach and really cares about the outcome.’

‘Vojtěch Chloupek understands the needs of the client. He can solve assignments small and large, and always adopts his quotation accordingly.’

‘Vojtěch Chloupek is very experienced.’

Key clients

Lacoste + Gant (Maus Frères Group)

Aqua Angels EUROPE, s.r.o.

HUSKY CZ s.r.o.

SatoshiLabs Group a.s.

Rohlik Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Rohlik Group on trademark related issues, including portfolio management, enforcement of rights, and representation in trademark disputes.
  • Advising HUSKY CZ s.r.o. on trademark related issues, including portfolio management, enforcement of rights, and representation in trademark disputes across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising SatoshiLabs Group, a.s. on trademark related issues, including portfolio management, enforcement of rights and representation in trademark disputes across multiple jurisdictions.

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

Market-leading firm HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law covers both the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and routinely advises on industrial designs, database rights, domain names, patents, and copyrights, in addition to unfair competition and counterfeiting. Counting numerous Fortune 500 companies within its key roster of clients, the group also assists with the management of intangible asset portfolios, IP and tech-related litigation, and M&A-related IP matters. The team works closely with its antitrust, tax, and accounting practices as part of its multidisciplinary approach, and has recently established a patents department. The offering is collectively led by Robert Nešpůrek, who focuses on IT-related IP work, Ivan Rámeš, a specialist in combatting piracy, Štěpán Štarha, Dalibor Kovář, Tereza Hrabáková, Karolína Steinerová, Karolína Steinerová, and Radek Riedl.

Practice head(s):

Robert Nešpůrek; Ivan Rámeš; Štěpán Štarha; Dalibor Kovář; Tereza Hrabáková; Karolína Steinerová; Tomáš Havelka; Radek Riedl


‘In cooperation with Havel & Partners’ IP Team, we have already handled many issues ranging from intellectual property protection to minor legal questions related to day-to-day operations to communication with the relevant authorities and dealing with burdensome administration. There truly wasn’t a problem that we could not work out together.’

‘Our key contacts were Ivan Rámeš and Tereza Hrabáková. They are highly skilled and cooperative IP experts with a very good knowledge of our business needs and internal procedures. We are glad to have them as a part of our team. What we appreciate most is their practical approach, very fast responsivity and ability to produce clear and professional outcomes’

‘We are not aware of any other law firm with such a broad team that would allow them to achieve such a level of specialisation for any issue that may arise. We have very good cooperation with Ivan Rames, Tereza Hrabakova and Tomas Havelka, in prosecution, IP management and enforcement.’

Key clients

Colt CZ Group



Pivovary Staropramen

Pardubický Pivovar

Czech Olympic Committee (in Czech: Český olympijský výbor)

Havlíkova přírodní apoteka


OMV Česká republika



Czech National Library of Technology

Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Science


Hard Rock Café


LMC s.r.o./Alma Career Oy


R2 CENTER sp. z.o.o. (APART)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Colt CZ Group with taking over the worldwide portfolio of the client’s trademarks and industrial designs, the creation of future IP strategies, and in the transfer and restructuring of the client’s portfolio.
  • Advising the Czech National Library of Technology in relation to the CzechELib project.
  • Advising Good AI/Keen Software House on the creation and launch of the AI-driven computer game for the global market.


ROWAN LEGAL’s intellectual property team advises a diverse clientele, including tech start-ups, manufacturing companies, and major banks. The firm routinely advises on trademark and design registrations, cross-border trademark disputes, licensing audits, software licence agreements, and enforcement cases. With demonstrable experience in handling IT-related IP work, the department’s scope of work also includes the renewal of rights, researching existing third-party rights, and the transfers of registered IP. The group’s leadership trio consists of specialist Josef Donát, who focuses on the copyright elements of the digital economy, Michal Nulícek, an expert in IP work within heavily regulated industries, and Samuel Král, who handles copyrights and the applications of NFTs and blockchain technologies.

Practice head(s):

Josef Donát; Michal Nulíček; Samuel Král

Other key lawyers:

Jan Tomíšek


‘High level of expertise in the area of intellectual property rights together with practical approaches to problem solutions. Legal support is complex and covers all aspects of problems, including potential ones. We appreciate that the knowledge in the area of intellectual property rights is connected with high level of expertise in the area of information technology.’

‘The team is surely one of the best on the market in terms of size, know-how, and ability to take a practical approach. They are constantly growing, but maintain a high-quality service. The quality is high.’

‘We have worked with Michal Nulíček for years. He is very smart, practical, and he provides us with strategic advice on matters. He helps us to navigate through the IP field and understand our position, in particular in relation to potential IP disputes. He is also surprisingly hands-on and flexible for a partner of a big law firm.’

‘Transparent approach and the ability to advise on any topic.’

‘ROWAN LEGAL are real experts in intellectual property law. In my opinion, the team of people dealing with this is among the best in this field. They approach every problem from all angles and offer their client several variants of solutions and always recommend the most suitable one for them.’

‘Each of the people at ROWAN LEGAL is a professional who is always willing to provide knowledgeable help to his client, and at short notice. They are able to work at any time during personal time off, always according to the needs of the client. They are accommodating and listen to the problem, which they then carefully analyse.’

‘ROWAN LEGAL has a unique team of legal and ICT experts who understand the ICT business like no other. Their insights into ICT business are exceptional and their experience in IP law helped us many times.’

‘Josef Donát is an exceptional advisor for all our needs.’

Key clients

Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s.

Actum, s.r.o.

Bankovní identita a.s. (BankID)

MEX Trading s.r.o.

Adentech s.r.o.

Stratox Enterprises s.r.o.

Hlavní město Praha (The City of Prague)

Deufol SE

Up Česká republika s.r.o.

The Czech Banking Association

Česká pošta, s.p.

GasNet, s.r.o.

The Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

Budweiser Budvar, National Corporation (Budějovický Budvar, národní podnik)

Vienna Insurance Group

E.ON Energie a.s.

T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.

SAP ČR, spol. s r.o. (Czech branch of SAP SE)

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Ministry of Justice

State Treasury – Shared Services Center

National Agency for Information and Communication Systems

Highway Directorate of the Czech Republic


RBP, zdravotní pojišťovna


datasapiens a.s.

ELA Blockchain Services a.s. s.r.o.

JetBrains s.r.o.

Draslovka Holding a.s.

Antra ID Kft.

ELCOM, a.s.

National Library of the Czech Republic

UMBRELLA Coach & Buses s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Bankovní identita a.s in relation to the identification and electronic signing of documents regarding their trademark portfolio and representation of the client in trademark registration, opposition proceedings and other follow-up procedures.
  • Advising MEX Trading in an intercontinental trademark dispute involving EU, US, Canadian, Mexican and South American trademarks and already existing CJEU decisions regarding the similarity of trademarks.
  • Representing Hlavní město Praha (The Capital City of Prague) in complex legal disputes concerning the IP aspects of the public transport system in Prague.

Allen & Overy

The intellectual property offering at Allen & Overy regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including patents, domain names, counterfeiting and trade secrets, and copyright. Regularly coordinating with the firm’s Slovak IP department, the firm also assists with the acquisition of IP rights, licensing agreements, and the IP aspects of M&A transactions and joint venture deals. With a strong trademark and design rights disputes practice, the group is engaged by multinational clients from the media, tech, and retail sectors. The group is led by Prokop Verner, and includes associate Jakub Čech, who handles unfair competition claims and due diligence claims.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Čech


‘Cooperation with Allen & Overy is always pleasant, flexible and oriented towards protecting the rights and interests of the client.’

‘Jakub Čech is, in our opinion, the leading opponent of copyright infringement on the Internet in the Czech Republic. He is well-versed in the current decision-making practice of the courts and the opinions of the defence public.’

Key clients

Phrase (formerly Memsource)


Asmodee Holding SAS Yes


The intellectual property practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang handles a broad range of matters, and has a particular focus on complex IP litigation. Assisting local and international clients from the tech, entertainment and pharmaceutical industries, the firm frequently advises on trademark and copyright cases, due diligence projects, IP strategies, and the review of IP policies and contracts. Elsewhere, the group covers the registration, protection and enforcement of trademarks, in addition to unfair competition claims and brand protection strategies. Tomáš Matějovský leads the team and is primarily active advising on the application of copyright law to innovative digital products. Senior associate Jan Ježek has demonstrable experience in representing clients in IP disputes before various Czech courts.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Matějovský

Other key lawyers:

Jan Ježek


‘The team is flexible and always available.’

‘We mainly collaborate with Jan Ježek. He is a proactive and friendly lawyer who has worked with us for several years.’

Key clients

Canal+ Luxembourg S. à r.l.

Cisco Systems

Work highlights

  • Representing Canal+ Luxembourg in a series of complex disputes and negotiations with Czech collecting societies on the payment of the copyright royalties, and the authorisation of Czech collecting societies to collective rights managements.


Dentons’ growing practice handles a wide range of work, including domain name disputes, trademark registrations, patents, unfair competition litigation, and copyright protection concerns within the real estate field. Recognised for its strong TMT-related IP offering, the firm has expertise in advising on tech and content sourcing, as well as licensing agreements within the sector. Acting across a variety of industries including life sciences, entertainment, and e-commerce, the firm counts global corporations amongst its clients, such as Nike and Netflix. Zdeněk Kučera heads the group and focuses on copyright piracy work as well as software licensing arrangements. Associate Štěpánka Havlíková is a key contact within the team and specialises in IP, data protection, and M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Zdeněk Kučera

Other key lawyers:

Štěpánka Havlíková


‘This firm is really great in terms of IP/Media law. Our cooperation with them is smooth, they are always available, and can adapt promptly to client needs.’

‘I work closely with Štěpánka Havlíková and Zdeněk Kučera, and have had good experiences with both of them. They are reliable and provide a high level of service in the field of media and telecoms law.’

‘Tailor-made services are not just a phrase for them. Tailor-made services reflecting our needs and even our philosophy is what we always get. We also appreciate their strong knowledge of market industry.’

‘Very knowledgeable, and a trendsetter in the market.’

‘Zdeněk Kučera is a great expert in the field.’

‘I have had only the best experience with Dentons and their expertise. They have helped me in putting together a contract and demonstrated a great knowledge and insight.’

‘The lawyers at Dentons have been super helpful, quick in responding, and sharp in understanding the issues and offering great solutions.’

‘I worked with Štěpánka Havlíková, her advice was spot on, efficient and quick.’

Key clients


Asseco Central Europe

Atlas Consulting


Czech Philharmonic (“Česká filharmonie”)


Draslovka Holding

Eduzměna Foundation


Gobii / Igluu

Imperial Brands

Institute for the prevention and resolution of over-indebtedness (“Institut prevence a řešení předlužení”)


Matej Minac





Second Foundation


Vestar / Kings´Casino

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nike in setting up a NFT project.
  • Assisted Czech Philharmonic with the setup of a VOD platform.
  • Assisting Kunsthalle through providing pro bono copyright and art lease agreements.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s intellectual property offering is reputed for its strengths in the IT and e-commerce sectors, and has demonstrated recent growth in the regulation of web platforms and non-personal data protection. The group guides clients through all IP issues, such as unfair competition, disputes relating to the unauthorised use of protected real estate projects, regulatory concerns, and software licensing agreements. The team is co-led by Sylvie Sobolová, who also covers competition and public procurement work, and Drahomír Tomašuk, who advises on TMT and M&A-related IP cases. Petra Mirovská is a key contact within the department and has extensive experience in litigation relating to trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Sylvie Sobolová; Drahomír Tomašuk

Other key lawyers:

Petra Mirovská; Milada Kürtösiová


‘Excellent approach, perfect knowledge of the legal procedures and techniques, and delivers excellent results.’

‘Petra Mirovská can deliver long-term, consistent legal solutions. She offers detail-oriented adherence to procedures, which our opponents subsequently have a problem with.’

‘We are always satisfied with KSB’s services. Milada Kürtösiová is always professional, has a good knowledge of the law, and extensive practical experience.’

‘A professional team and it is a pleasure to deal with them.’

Key clients

Bjarke Ingels Group A/S

Sandberg Capital

Seyfor, a.s.


Dobrobot Foundation Fund

Mattoni 1873, a.s.

Pivní lázně Praha, s.r.o.

Bydlení bez kauce s.r.o.

Henning Larsen

Asental Group

REMA Systém

Národní divadlo – Czech National Theatre

Radio Free Europe

Bakala Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisting Bjarke Ingels Group in preparing and negotiating the contractual documentation for the architectural study, project documentation, and related activities for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall project.
  • Advising Sandberg Capital on a major IT and education transaction, specifically on its investment in the Czech kindergarten management application Twigsee.
  • Assisting Seyfor, in a significant IT acquisition focused on expansion in the Slovak market, acquiring vehicle monitoring company Commander Services from PosAm.

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár advises on the full scope of IP work, including trademarks, domains, and trade secrets, and in particular is noted for its strength in TMT related matters. The department represents a host of local and international clients, including online marketplaces, software publishers, and film production companies in patent proceedings, and demonstrates additional aptitude in handling IP aspects of AI and cybersecurity matters. The team is collectively led by Lenka Suchánková, Tomas Schollaert, and Jana Pattynová.

Practice head(s):

Lenka Suchánková; Tomas Schollaert; Jana Pattynová

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Vítek; Adéla Pinkavová


‘From my experience – this is the best legal service available in the Czech Republic.’

‘Jana Pattynová, Lenka Suchánková and Tomas Schollaert are always available to provide their professional legal advice.’

‘The teamwork is excellent. Stand-in and flexibility capabilities are exceptional. One can always rely on the fact that someone from Pierstone will be supporting their case.’

Key clients




8Heads Production


Punk Film


Heliot Group

EP Energy Trading

Stul App

Work highlights

  • Acting as Microsoft’s regional counsel for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, on various strategic projects and major public sector projects, including the implementation of new distribution models.
  • Acting as global corporate counsel to the world leader in social media monitoring services and software and customer experience cloud services.
  • Representing Punk Film in a variety of matters, mostly relating to licensing and the protection of IP during the creation and release of audio-visual works.

PRK Partners

At PRK Partners, the intellectual property group covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work, with a particular focus on the nexus between IP and TMT cases. The firm counts trademark registrations, patents, copyright protection, IP litigation, and the contractual elements of IP rights within its regular workload. Elsewhere, the team has expertise in handling tech-related IP mandates and often advises on regulatory and corporate privacy issues. The practice is jointly led by Michal Matějka, who focuses on IP rights in commercial and gaming contexts, and Radan Kubr, who handles cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Michal Matějka; Radan Kubr


‘The team always provides very good and commercially reasonable advice.’

‘Michal Matějka is very well-known, efficient, and an experienced professional in the IP area. He is our trusted legal professional for our everyday legal issues as well as projects requiring complex legal advice.’

Key clients

European Commission

SCS Software

Czech Centers (formerly Office of the Commissioner General for the Participation of the Czech Republic at the EXPO Universal Exposition)

TV Nova

Brno University of Technology

Masaryk University Brno

Charles University Prague

Promethist AI

Work highlights

  • Collaborated with various European academic institutions to work on a landmark project regarding the open scheme for Online Dispute Resolution processes, financed by the European Commission.
  • Handling all IP work for SCS Software s.r.o., including trademark portfolio management, global IP enforcement, and licensing agreements.
  • Advised TV Nova s.r.o. on several high-profile IP matters, including licensing agreements, complex licensing matters concerning collecting societies, and IP disputes.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advises on high-value IT-related IP matters, in addition to contentious cases involving IP rights. Leveraging its global presence, the firm regularly collaborates with its offices in Asia, Silicon Valley, and Europe, and is well-placed to undertake cross-border work. The practice is led by Jaroslav Tajbr, who has demonstrable experience in commercial IP work, such as projects, risk management strategies, and international technology licensing.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Tajbr


‘Strong capabilities in Czech IP and contract law. Good business-driven advice.’

‘Jaroslav Tajbr has outstanding experience and knowledge of Czech IP regulation. He is highly responsive and a great lawyer to work with.’

Key clients


Hanon Systems

J&T Banka

Moravia IT

Work highlights

  • Advising Moravia IT on an international project involving the acquisition of licenses to copyrighted works from selected countries on the African continent, for the purpose of machine learning translation algorithms.
  • Assisting J&T Banka with various matters, including drafting software implementation and license agreements.
  • Advised EDUin on the complex setup of its contractual relationships with external suppliers.

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic’s intellectual property department counts both contentious and non-contentious IP work within its scope of activity, and acts across the pharmaceutical, IT, advertising, and education industries. The firm advises on trademark filings and prosecutions, unfair competition and litigation, and offers expertise on trademark portfolio management. Recently, the group has assisted clients with the protection of AI and licensing rights. Karin Pomaizlová spearheads the team and specialises in IT-related IP work, including tech licensing and prosecution. Senior associate Karol Laco is a key contact within the practice and advises on IP dispute cases.

Practice head(s):

Karin Pomaizlová

Other key lawyers:

Karol Laco

Key clients

S + B Gruppe

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o.

act Randa Havel Legal

act Randa Havel Legal advises on copyright issues, patent and trademark rights, and know-how protection, on both a national and international scale. The firm has demonstrable experience in acting for clients within the public sector, including in relation to the acquiring of hardware, software, and various other IP licences. The team also assists with the preparation of documentation and representing clients before the Industrial Property Office. Tomáš Rydvan leads the department and offers expertise in both IT and TMT work.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Rydvan

Key clients

National Gallery

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Daktela s.r.o., a.s.

Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Advertising ONE, a.s.


The City of Prague

Tulipa Třebešín s.r.o.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Czech, s.r.o.

TSK a.s.

Work highlights

  • Providing the Technical Administration of Roads of Capital City of Prague, a.s. (Technická správa komunikací hl. m. Prahy, a.s.) with comprehensive legal services in relation to preparation of a complete draft contract for the management of the telematics assets in Prague.
  • Assisting the Capital City of Prague with the preparation and drafting of tender documentation and the model contract for the performance of the public procurement.
  • Representing Advertising ONE, a.s. in court proceedings against LMC s.r.o., relating to the alleged breach of IP rights and unfair business practices.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

Schoenherr Czech Republic’s intellectual property practice is primarily active advising on trademark and copyright matters, and acts on behalf of a diverse client base which includes major regional banks, startups, and blockchain companies. Areas of strength for the firm include trademark portfolio management, IP rights enforcement, and franchising and licensing. The group regularly coordinates with the firm’s data protection and e-commerce divisions. The team is led by Libuše Dočekalová, who often represents clients in administrative and court proceedings. Stanislav Bednář is a notable practitioner within the practice and handles tech-related IP work.

Practice head(s):

Libuše Dočekalová

Other key lawyers:

Stanislav Bednář


‘The team is friendly, available, adopts a pro-client approach, and negotiates fairly. The team searches for the best way to achieve the goal. We have been cooperating with this company for a long time in the field of EU trademark registration.’

‘Schoenherr is our exclusive partner in the field of trademarks. Libuše Dočekalová is proactive and professional.’

Key clients


European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

OMV Aktiengesellschaft / OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH

Pears Health Cyber


Twisto Payments

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Torrot Electric Europa


Hospitality Digital

Facebook / Beat Games

UNIQA Insurance Group



ABC Automotive

Green Horion Renewables



Work highlights

  • Advised Sky on the joint venture partnership with Showmax (MultiChoice Group) relating to the development of a streaming platform.
  • Advised EUIPO on trademark matters, in relation to the registration of the European and international trademarks, and trademark administration management.
  • Provided OMV Aktiengesellschaft with comprehensive trademark advisory as well as with the administration of a trademark portfolio.

Štaidl Leška Advokáti

Štaidl Leška Advokáti is a boutique intellectual property firm, and primarily operates within the media industry and public sector. The firm handles an array of work, including copyright infringement litigation, patent rights, and media and copyright issues. The team is jointly led by Jiří Štaidl, who has expertise in copyright law relating to audiovisual production, and Rudolf Leška, who specialises in moral rights, theatre law, and the collective management of copyright. Senior associate Romana Hofmannová is a key contact within the group and handles transactional work in addition to domain name disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Štaidl; Rudolf Leška

Other key lawyers:

Romana Hofmannová


‘IP law experts with an in-depth knowledge of the creative industries.’

‘Rudolf Leška is a copyright law expert who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the creative industries, he is therefore able to come up with creative and innovative solutions to solve his clients’ problems.’

‘The team works as one. This means that if you approach any of the individual partners or lawyers, you know that the result will be solved on the level of the whole team and the best results will be delivered.’

Key clients



Asociace producentů v audiovizi z.s.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Avast Software s.r.o.

Karel Hubáček estate

Ochranná asociace zvukařů – autorů, z.s.

Ochranná organizace autorská

Cinemart, a.s.

Studio Fontána spol. s r.o.

Supraphon a.s.

Film Kolektiv s.r.o.

0.7km films s.r.o.

AIMS API s.r.o.

Armada Films s.r.o.

Barrandov Studio a.s.

CMC Architects, a.s.

COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Central Europe) s.r.o.

CTR Atmospherica Aviation a.s.

Cypronia s.r.o.

Dejvické divadlo

Divadlo v Celetné (GASPAR s. r. o.)

Divadlo Viola

DynamicArt s.r.o.

Evolution Films, s.r.o.

Fairytale Production s.r.o.

Glance Media spol. s.r.o.

Great Vizier Entertainment s.r.o.

IN Film Praha spol. s.r.o.

J.B.J. FILM, spol. s r.o.

JAD Productions s.r.o.

Kamil Lhoták estate

Lucky Man Films s.r.o.

Miroslav Žbirka estate

nutprodukce, s.r.o.

Paprika Studios (CZ) s.r.o.

PFX s.r.o.

Prague Cello Quartet / Cello Republic


Sedlecký kaolin a. s.

Smart Production, s.r.o.

Thomayer University Hospital

VR Classes s.r.o.

Warezio s.r.o.

WOG FILM s.r.o.

Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s.

Yemi Akinyemi Dele

Zima Software

Work highlights

  • Achieved a first instance ruling awarding Cinemart  a monetary compensation against for not applying technical measures preventing the re-upload of the ‘Charlatan’ film.
  • Advised Czech Radio on the synthesis of a famous singer’s voice from available recordings using artificial intelligence in relation to post-mortal protection of the singer’s personality rights.
  • Representing Czech Toner Remanufacturers Association in a series of legal actions combating illegal printer cartridges’ market involving unauthorised cartridge manufacture and distribution in violation of patent rights.

Stuchlíková & Partners

The intellectual property practice at Stuchlíková & Partners  handles copyright, industrial property rights, and general IP concerns. The firm’s work includes managing trademark portfolios, filing trademark applications, and drafting contracts and licence agreements. The team primarily works for clients within the arts and entertainment industries, such as photographers, production companies, and filmmakers. The department is collectively led by Zuzana Stuchlíková, who specialises in tech-related IP litigation, Maxim Obuchov, Eva Janáková, and Nikola Prachařová.

Practice head(s):

Zuzana Stuchlíková; Maxim Obuchov; Eva Janáková; Nikola Prachařová


‘Stuchlíková & Partners have demonstrated excellent expertise in the IP field, which is evident in their work. We have been extremely satisfied with their services. They adopt a business-oriented approach and are committed to resolving any issues we face, providing valuable guidance along the way.’

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