WTR 1000 2022

WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Czech Republic

Things have been ticking over nicely in the Czech Republic and practitioners are receiving a steady stream of work from both local and international brand owners. From a legislative standpoint, not much has changed since the Trademark Act was last revised in 2019, although heightened brand awareness is driving an...

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Things have been ticking over nicely in the Czech Republic and practitioners are receiving a steady stream of work from both local and international brand owners. From a legislative standpoint, not much has changed since the Trademark Act was last revised in 2019, although heightened brand awareness is driving an uptick in trademark filings. While this may have much to do with the new avenues to brand protection opened up by the transposition of the EU Trademark Directive, it could also be the result on the EUIPO’s new small and medium-sized business fund, which provides financial support to SMEs looking to expand their IP portfolios. Under this scheme, eligible rights holders can seek reimbursement of up to 50% of a trademark registration fee or 75% of an audit of intellectual property, with both services combined up to a contribution of €1,500.

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