Jana Traplová

Ranked in Czech Republic
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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

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Traplová - Hakr - Kubát blends traditional quality with a commercially oriented approach that resonates perfectly both with domestic brands keen to expand into Europe and with international companies seeking to establish a presence or defend their rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The lawyers here take time to build fruitful partnerships with foreign counsel and holds several positions in global networking organisations to ensure that services are as seamless as possible. Backbone of the practice and crack litigator Jana Traplová is crucial ally in complex disputes and works closely with Customs to get fakes cleared from physical and online marketplaces.

Jana Traplová's Profile

Jana Traplová is an attorney at law and managing partner at Traplová Hakr Kubát Law & Patent Offices (THK). In the latter role, she shares in the responsibility of managing THK as a whole, as well as its day-to-day activities. She is responsible for all IP and legal issues.

Together with her team, Ms Traplová works with companies of various sizes and advises on all aspects of intellectual property, the enforcement and protection of IP rights and all related matters in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Her key areas of practice cover all issues related to the protection, enforcement, litigation and prosecution of IP rights such as trademarks, copyright and designs. Ms Traplova’s services include brand and design protection strategies, opinions and legal advice on IP protection, searches and IP portfolio management. She is also involved in customs proceedings, counterfeiting and forgery cases, domain name issues and licensing agreements. She also handles unfair competition and copyright law cases.

Ms Traplová represents her clients before the Czech Intellectual Property Office, the EUIPO and WIPO, as well as before the Czech courts and administrative authorities.

Ms Traplová regularly attends international conferences and is a member of a number of professional organisations, including the Czech Bar Association, the Czech Lawyers Union and the Czech branch of the International League of Competition Law. Further, she is a member of INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association (sitting on the Committee for the Fight Against Counterfeiting), MARQUES and the Czech branch of the Licensing Executives Society.

Ms Traplová has been repeatedly listed as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property.

Firm Profile

TRAPLOVÁ HAKR KUBÁT Law and Patent Offices (THK) is a boutique law firm specialised in intellectual property and related matters. THK’s professionals think globally and support their clients’ business not only in relation to strictly IP matters, but also in relation to domain names, company names, e-commerce, social media portals and products. THK also recognises the necessity to look at its client’s products and services in the context of mass media and advertising.


THK was established in 1990 with the main goal to put together a unique team with significant knowledge and experience that would provide professional and quality services to clients not only in the Czech Republic, but also globally, with a specialisation in IP law.


THK has a well-balanced team of highly qualified and experienced attorneys at law and trademark and patent attorneys. It is ranked among the leading firms in the Czech Republic for IP law and related business law.

Our professionals are members of international organisations such as INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the International League of Competition Law, and regularly attend these organisations’ seminars and conferences to keep up to date with trends and developments of IP law, and to build relationships with colleagues from all over the world.

Close cooperation between attorneys at law and trademark and patent attorneys enables THK to provide its clients with sophisticated services in the field of intellectual property, including with regard to protection and enforcement strategy.


THK offers flexible, strategic and professional IP services that include advice on IP portfolio management strategies, as well as lifecycle maintenance (searches, filings, renewals, watch services), legal services including coexistence agreements, unfair competition cases, litigation and legal representation in disputes before the courts and administrative authorities in the Czech and Slovak Republics, taking a business-oriented approach to legal advice.


Since its creation in 1990, the firm has built a comprehensive network of experienced IP professionals around the world. THK is thus able to offer services to its clients not only in the Czech and Slovak Republics, but also in Europe as well as further afield through this international network. This also gives THK a global view on IP law developments and practices.


THK’s experience was gained providing professional legal services and support to clients of various sizes, including start-ups, in various industries such as retail and distribution, health, cosmetics, life sciences, fashion, art and design, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food, banking and finance, consumer products, nuclear and construction.

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