Rowan Legal

Since the establishment of our office, clients have been seeking us out due to our extensive experience and knowledge in the field of intellectual property law. Historically, intellectual property law, together with ICT law, has been one of the key areas of our practice. This is confirmed by the high evaluations of our IP practice by foreign rankings as well as winning in this category in the Czech Law Firm of the Year 2019.

Our clients are not only software providers, which we help to prepare licensing agreements and transfer rights to their products, but also shared service providers or sportswear manufacturers, whom we help with trademark and patent registration. We also help our clients through representation in legal disputes.

Our lawyers are actively interested in the latest legislation and have written several publications and articles on the new Copyright Directive. Our partners are also actively involved in the implementation of the DSM Directive in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Office of the Government.

How we can help:

  • Analysis and drafting of license conditions for copyright works and other intellectual property.
  • Development, support, licensing and transfer of rights to software and databases.
  • Trademark searches and designs.
  • Registration and representation in related proceedings before the Czech Industrial Property Office and EUIPO.
  • Taking over representation in defense against counterfeiting and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • Trial purchases and private searches for possible abuse of rights.
  • Consultancy in the field of liability of Internet service providers.
  • Negotiation of IP transactions and litigation.

Selected references:

SAP ČR

Comprehensive legal advice in connection with the establishment of comprehensive licensing agreements for one of the largest customers in the energy sector.

JETBRAINS

Legal assistance and consultation to the client in the enforcement of intellectual property rights, especially in the enforcement of copyrights, rights arising from the company’s trademarks and advice in the growing field of domain disputes.

ŠKODA AUTO DIGILAB

Addressing all the legal issues related to an innovative shared car platform, including the designing and organization of a workshop on IP protection, licensing and related tax aspects. We also represented the client before the Industrial Property Office and provided advice on trademark registration related to new projects.

DRAGONFLY TRADING

Participation in the negotiation and conclusion of a settlement agreement and trademark transfer agreement in connection with a dispute over the right of priority of an unregistered designation and a registered trademark protected at the federal level in the United States of America.

LIVESPORT NEWS 

Providing legal advice to the client and helping it adapt to changes introduced by the new Copyright Directive in the digital single market.