HAVEL & PARTNERS has expanded its Patents practice by creating a new dedicated H&P Patents team

18. 05. 2023

HAVEL & PARTNERS expands its IP practice with the addition of the H&P Patents team specialised in providing comprehensive services to clients in finding the optimal industrial property strategy involving obtaining patent, utility model or industrial design protection in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and abroad. H&P Patents also provides services related to European patent validations and obtaining supplementary protection certificates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The team consists of more than 15 experienced patent attorneys, IP specialists and attorneys with many years of experience who represent clients before patent offices and courts in complex patent disputes.

“We can now offer our clients the widest range of IP services on the Czech-Slovak market. We have established a dedicated group specialising in patents and related matters, which is composed of experts with extensive experience in patent law. Together with our colleagues from the Litigation group, who have been successfully dealing with patent disputes for a long time, we have built the largest and most comprehensive IP team in the Central European market,” said Ivan Rámeš, partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS.

H&P Patents has been strengthened to include patent attorneys with more than 25 years of experience, Tomáš Pavlica and Ivana Beranová. 

Tomáš Pavlica specialises in providing services in the field of patent law to clients from the Czech Republic and abroad. He primarily specialises in the protection of Czech clients' inventions, assistance in finding the optimal strategy for protecting their inventions abroad, and the agenda related to European patent validations. As a patent attorney and European patent attorney, Tomáš represents clients not only before the Industrial Property Office in Prague, but also before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is also authorised to represent clients before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Ivana Beranová specialises in intellectual property law, specifically in the field of patents in organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacochemistry and related fields. Her specialisation are European patent validations as well as supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products and plant protection products.

The H&P Patents team provides patent law support in all technical and business fields. It arranges for patent searches, processes applications for inventions, utility models and industrial designs, and represents clients before the Industrial Property Office in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, before the European Patent Office in proceedings for the grant of patents or registration of utility models and during their validation.

The Patents team provides a complete agenda for securing rights in connection with granted European patents (validation) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including high-quality professional translations from English, German and French in all technical fields. The team also provides services in connection with maintenance fee payments and patent right transfers.

The H&P team provides advice, preparation of documents and representation in proceedings before the Industrial Property Offices of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in obtaining supplementary protection certificates (SPC) for medicinal products and plant protection products.

The Patents team also represents clients in patent disputes before specialised courts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and before courts in related proceedings concerning unfair competition and other intellectual property rights. It provides specialised expert and legal support for patent litigation and enforcement of rights arising from patents and utility models against third parties also abroad.

The Patents team also works closely with venture capital experts in the protection of technology start-ups and their licensing. As part of a global network of proven and top-notch foreign attorneys, H&P Patents' experts are also dedicated to securing patent protection and taking other patent- or utility model-related acts anywhere in the world.

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