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Čermák a spol. We are a law and patent office specialising in Intellectual Property Law. Our services are highly sought after particularly in this area, especially when industrial property law matters, such as Trade Marks and Patents. We also provide advice and representation in general Commercial Law and Civil Law matters. Formally we are incorporated as a public commercial company of attorneys and we thus provide legal advice according to the Act no. 85/1996 Coll., on Attorneys, as amended. This means that the clients are assured that they will be provided with best available advice by qualified and registered practitioners, that their matters will be maintained confidential, and that we will not act against their interests. We have a team of more than 40 experts in industrial property law, including more than 15 attorneys at law and five patent attorneys. We have been active since 1990 and in that time we have acquired invaluable in-house knowledge that is not available to less specialised firms. We have been awarded numerous domestic and international industry awards and we are recognised locally and internationally as one of the leading IP firms in the Czech Republic. Our clients are local and international firms, often leaders in their respective fields, however, we regularly assist small and medium enterprises, startups. We act pro bono where this serves to assist the community.
We are also active in Slovakia. We provide advice and representation in all areas of the law. We specialise in Intellectual Property Law. In the specialist field of Industrial Property we carry out availability searches, we prosecute applications of patents, utility models, trade marks, designations of origin and geographical indications, semiconductor topographies, including the preparation of the necessary materials. We directly represent clients before the Czech industrial Property Office, the Slovak Industrial Property Office, the European Patent Office in Munich and before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks, Designs) in Alicante, as well as before the World Intellectual Property Office in Geneva. In other jurisdictions we cooperate with an established network of similarly specialised offices. We assist clients in obtaining Industrial Property protection worldwide. We prepare strategies for obtaining industrial property protection, as well as estimates of budgets. We manage and maintain portfolios of existing industrial property rights. We represent clients in disputes involving Industrial Property rights, especially in declaratory proceedings and invalidity proceedings before the Industrial Property Office.