Michal Havlík is a partner of Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners, Law and Patent Office, where he practises as an attorney at law. He is a member of the Czech and Slovak Bar Associations and the Czech Chamber of Patent Attorneys. He joined the firm in 2000 after studying law at Charles University in Prague and Cardiff Law School.
Mr Havlík provides advice on and assists clients in trademark and design prosecution, as well as contentious matters relating to these rights. He manages trademark portfolios for international and Czech clients. He is a panellist for ‘.cz’ domain name disputes with the Czech Arbitration Court and for ‘.eu’ domain name disputes with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
Mr Havlík frequently speaks at international and Czech IP conferences and publishes articles on IP law. He is the author of the Czech chapters of the Kluwer Manual of Industrial Property and the International Trademark Association Opposition Guide; he also regularly contributes to the Kluwer Trademark Blog.
Mr Havlík is the president of the Czech National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He is also a member of the Council of the European Communities Trademark Association and participates in the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the International Trademark Association and MARQUES.
Mr Havlík serves on the editorial board of the Industrial Property Journal published by the Czech Industrial Property Office. He is a member of the board of the Czech Chamber of Patent Attorneys and of the IP Section of the Czech Bar Association.