HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest Czech-Slovak law firm, has been included in the most recent release of the reputable international ranking World Trademark Review 1000 which, on an annual basis, maps the leading IP and trademark practices and practitioners in more than 80 jurisdictions around the globe. The ranking is based on an extensive market research and on feedback from those who make use of the relevant advisory services in the market segment concerned. Besides HAVEL & PARTNERS, the publication also names the firm’s three IP law practitioners – Ivan Rámeš and Robert Nešpůrek (partners), and Tereza Hrabáková (associate).
“We are delighted that our Intellectual Property practice group is commended as one of the best practices in the Czech Republic in 2019. We are thus following up on our success in late 2018 when we were named the Law Firm of the Year in the Intellectual Property category. We highly esteem the WTR 1000 award because it reflects the work we have done and, more importantly, assessments provided by our clients as well as other major law firms and patent practitioners who operate in the market and have recommended us. I am glad that our clients, including local companies expanding abroad, as well as major global corporations and entrepreneurs who are combating counterfeits, have chosen us to advise them because they realise that legal protection is important for successfully building a brand and protecting innovative ideas,” says Ivan Rámeš, one of the three HAVEL & PARTNERS lawyers recommended by World Trademark Review 1000 for 2019.
Intellectual property law is one of HAVEL & PARTNERS’ crucial practice areas. The practice group, comprising 15 legal practitioners under the management of Robert Nešpůrek (partner and co-founder of the firm) and Ivan Rámeš (partner), is one of the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It has been picked as a local trademark adviser by the strongest global brands, as well as by major Czech and Slovak companies and promising start-ups.
The firm’s IP practice group advises clients on local as well as international protection of their industrial property, including trade and service marks, designs, patents and copyright, and represents them before national and international authorities in respect of licensing, transfers and assignments.
The IP practice group engages in international corporate transactions where IP rights associated with the protection of a specific company’s brand and products or services constitute a critical component of such transactions. The team also specialises in combating counterfeits, focuses on related customs and judicial proceedings, and also has unique know-how in relation to film rights, protection of personality rights, unfair competition practices, and domain-related disputes.
Advice on IP law is always provided in close interaction with other lawyers – specialists in competition, corporate, international, marketing and consumer law, and also tax and accounting experts.