Rowan Legal

From the founding of our law firm we have been recognized by clients as highly experienced experts in the field of intellectual property rights. Historically, intellectual property law, together with ICT law, was one of our key areas of practice. We provide full legal support across the various aspects of IP, including copyright, trademarks, trade names, designs, patents, domain names and unfair competition regulations.

The ROWAN LEGAL law team specializing in intellectual property law provides counseling and representation to clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters on a daily bases. Our aim is to deliver complex services to defend the client’s rights, from preparation of the necessary documentation to register an intellectual right to ensuring that a registered or even unregistered right can be exercises properly and without interference.

Thanks to our extensive knowledge in the field of technology, we can provide support to our clients from the preparation phase of software development, we help them to implement open source software and we also optimize the license conditions according to their real needs.  The reason why we are sought by our clients to solve their intellectual property issues is that we can understand them and offer a solution which is supported by our top-notch knowledge of the environment and long-term experience.

Experts from ROWAN LEGAL closely analyze and process the legal aspects of software and software development, online license agreements, provision of online services and protection of databases. Our clients also ask for our advice in the case of disputes arising in connection with administrators in the area of collective rights and also in legal issues relating to software implementation for internal and external processes.

As regards enforcement of IP rights, we assist clients with filing applications for customs processes, conduct test purchases, provide advice regarding counterfeiting, draft cease and desist letters, and represent clients before customs authorities, the Czech police and the consumer protection authorities. In the event that none of these steps resolves a client’s issue, we file preliminary injunctions and represent clients in court proceedings relating to the infringement of their IP rights.

Our specialists from the field of dispute resolution help clients to defend their best interests in the area of intellectual property and proceed with all necessary steps to protect the client’s rights, including representation before courts of all instances. You will find more information in the Dispute resolution section.

How we can help:

  • Analyzing and drafting of licensing conditions for an author’s works and other objects of intellectual property
  • Comprehensive advice on protection and the degrees of protection of intellectual property
  • Intellectual property searches, registrations, and representation in related proceedings before the Czech Industrial Property Office, as well as before the EUIPO
  • Licensing of copyrights and other intellectual property
  • Test purchases and private investigations
  • Anti-counterfeiting, enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trademarks and legal protection of databases
  • Liability of internet service providers
  • Comprehensive legal services in contentious matters

Selected references:

  • Representing one of the leading USA manufacturers of computers and IT equipment in a dispute regarding collective administration with the collective rights administrator on the obligation to provide information and to pay a levy on imported devices
  • Representation of a large manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in several disputes involving litigation arising from the infringement of intellectual property rights
  • Advising a USA manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines in connection with various issues of intellectual property protection and protection against unfair competition; representation before the Czech customs and other authorities in connection with violation of trademarks and other rights of the client
  • Advising a publisher of an adult magazine from the USA in connection with various issues of intellectual property protection and protection against unfair competition; representation before the Czech customs and other authorities in connection with the violation of trademarks and other rights of the client; representation before the Industrial Property Office in proceedings relating to trademarks
  • Advising a major Swedish provider of information and communication services regarding a legal assessment of the introduction of live streaming TV