Intellectual property protection in the Czech Republic

Intellectual Property in Czech Republic

1. The Czech Republic general info

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the West, by Austria to the South, by Slovakia to the South-East and by Poland to the Northeast. The capital and largest city, Prague, has over 1.2 million residents. The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, the United Nations (and all of its main specialised agencies and boards) and the NATO.

International Country Code: CZ

Time zone: UTC+1                      

Currency: Czech crown (CZK)

Brief information on Patent registration in the Czech Republic (non-PCT)

Brief information on Patent registration in the Czech Republic (PCT national phase)

Brief information on Trademark registration in the Czech Republic

Brief information on Industrial Design registration in the Czech Republic

Brief information on Validation of European Patent in the Czech Republic

2. IP Legal Base in the Czech Republic

Act on Inventions and Rationalisation Proposals
Act on Utility Models
Act on Trademarks
Act of the Protection of Industrial Designs and the Amendment to Act on Inventions, Industrial Designs and Rationalization Proposals, as amended
Act on the Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products
Act on Measures concerning the Industrial Property
Act on Enforcement of Industrial Property Rights

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Trademark Law Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of Czech Republic
Antonin Cermak 2a
160 68 Prague 6 – Bubeneč
Phone: (420) 220 383 111
Fax: (420) 224 324 718
Email: posta@upv.cz
www.upv.cz

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in the Czech Republic are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Inventia on 18/04/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Czech IP Laws

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