Mondaq All Regions - Czech Republic: Intellectual Property
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The issue of counterfeiting has become more important with the increase of piracy and the import of goods from emerging markets suspected of breaching intellectual property rights.
The Czech Statistical Office (CSU) has recently released a report on domestic patent applications for the period 2002–2011, which shows that the Czech PTO approved 2,904 patents out of 6,848 patent applications in this period.
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Hoteliers and other accommodation providers such as boarding houses may soon have to pay copyright fees for TVs and radios in guest rooms, in addition to concessionary fees.
The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic as a court of third instance confirmed the decision of the Regional Court in Ostrava and High Court of Appeal in Olomouc that it was really a question of an unfair competition if a competitor (in this case defendants) used for marking arms by a denomination consisting of letters "CZ" and completed by numerical or perhaps other denomination, which the plaintiff had previously used for marking arms in the course of his entrepreneurial activity.
Cermák Horejš Myslil a spol
The famous Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar (in German or English, Budweiser Budvar), established in the town of České Budějovice (Budweis), produces and exports beer under the names of "Budějovický Budvar" and "Budweiser Budvar".
Cermák Horejš Myslil a spol
As of April 1st 2004 anew Trademark Act – No..441/2003 – shall come into force. Although the struc- ture of the Act has been considerably amended,there are hardly any revolutio nary substantive changes in the law.
Cermák Horejš Myslil a spol
With a rising frequency, the Czech judiciary faces the necessity to deal with disputes involving domain names, registered in the top level domain .cz. Most of these disputes are cases of blunt domain name grabbing, or registration of domain names for speculative purposes.
Cermák Horejš Myslil a spol
In our practice we often deal with the question whether the decision of the State Institute for Drug Control pursuant to the Drug Act No.79/1997 Coll. can constitute an infringement of patent rights and whether the State Institute for Drug Control has the legal duty to take into consideration the potential existence of industrial property rights pertaining to the respective drug during the registration proceeding.
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