Ivan Rámeš

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Ivan Rámeš’ main area of focus is intellectual property and technology law. He specialises in a comprehensive definition of IP strategy both in the Czech Republic and abroad, in enforcement of industrial property rights and copyrights, and particularly in counterfeits and pirated goods, parallel imports and the exhaustion of IP rights.

Ivan is an expert in e-commerce, especially in terms of IP protection, consumer protection (including administrative proceedings with regulators such as the Czech Trade Inspection Authority and others), personal data protection and marketing law. As part of his legal career, he was at the birth of the first e-shops and engaged in the set-up of terms of their functioning among businesses and consumers, and is currently focusing not only on online shops but also on the legal functioning of the marketplace.

Ivan also advises on copyright and deals with domain disputes, unfair competition and IP-related disputes. Another area he specialises in is franchising, where he has provided expert advice to a number of multinational franchising networks and also to purely Czech and Slovak concerns.

As part of his practice, he provides expert advice to start-ups as well as larger companies and international corporations. Another area of his focus is venture capital and he particularly provides IP advice to investors, investment funds and start-ups.

Ivan also lectures and regularly publishes articles on these issues. He is the founder of the HAVEL&PARTNERS blog.

Recommendations of international publications

The above practices are also confirmed by prestigious international rating agencies and rankings such as Chambers Europe, World Trademark Review 1000 and IP STARS, where Ivan has been ranked as a recognized IP expert for several years.

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Bar Association
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)

Czech, English
  • Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (2007), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
  • a long-term adviser to a global producer of footwear in enforcing its industrial property rights and in taking steps against entities distributing counterfeit goods or imitations in the Czech market or importing such goods from third countries
  • advising a global cosmetics producer in connection with its trademark disputes in the Czech Republic and conducting administrative proceedings with relevant authorities
  • advising a major sports association on legal steps against counterfeiters of sports outfits
  • a long-term adviser to a major Czech electronics retailer on protecting its trademark portfolio, creating an e-shop and setting the consumer terms and conditions, and on consumer protection law and contractual matters
  • advising a major aircraft manufacturer in connection with the enforcement of its industrial property rights and the industrial property protection of its products; conducing administrative proceedings with audit authorities
  • advising a leading leasing company and bank in a European bank group on the switch of its branch network management to a franchising model
  • advising a major European traffic sign manufacturer in negotiations for distribution agreements with its international business partner
  • IT/IP law services related to a legal due diligence exercise on a multinational airline, a leading Czech turbine manufacturer and a major Czech publishing house before a planned sale
  • advising several of the world’s leading electronics manufacturers on regulating legal relationships with consumers
  • advising on legal steps against a leading Czech brewery regarding unfair competition
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 […]
Authors: Robert Nešpůrek, Ivan Rámeš, Tomáš Pavlica, Kateřina Trzaska, Tomáš Havelka THE NEW SYSTEM WILL AFFECT ALL EUROPEAN PATENTS, INCLUDING THE EXISTING ONES. ARE YOU READY? As of 1 June 2023, the Unitary Patent (UP) system will come into force. At the same time, a brand-new institution – the Unified Patent Court (UPC) – will start its work. As […]
Author: Ivan Rámeš From 6 January 2023, a large amendment to consumer law will come into force, introducing a number of changes for e-commerce entrepreneurs as well as the operators of brick-and-mortar stores, aiming to further strengthen the protection of consumers. The amendment introduces, among other things, an extension of information obligations of entrepreneurs towards […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS’ experts provided comprehensive legal support to the Volkswagen Group's largest Czech company ŠKODA AUTO in resolving disputes over the use of the ŠKODA sign. The long-standing disputes with the Škoda Group’s engineering companies, which are part of the PPF Group, ended with an agreement among all parties on the transfer of rights […]
A team of specialists from HAVEL & PARTNERS helped Roche, a leading multinational manufacturer of specialised medicinal products, win a dispute over a Czech domain name having the name of one of those medicinal products. Based on the award of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber […]
The World Trademark Review 1000 has ranked HAVEL & PARTNERS among the top IP and trademark firms for the fourth time in a row. The specialised team for this area is mentioned in the ranking among the best law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. And at the same time, four of the firm’s […]
Another wave of internal promotions marks a follow-up to the largest Czech-Slovak law firm’s successful year. Existing partners Veronika Dvořáková and Ivan Rámeš become the firm’s shareholders, while counsels Lenka Štiková Gachová, Michal Smrček and Josef Žaloudek were promoted to partners as of 1 January 2022. An additional 12 lawyers of the firm at three […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS, attorneys-at-law, has provided comprehensive legal advice to assist in the settlement of a dispute in the US sparked by an action regarding alleged infringement of patent law concerning a product of the Brno-based company ZONER software. ZONER software was sued by a company that does not practically use its patented technology in […]


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