Areas of practice
Being an IP-boutique firm, CIZEK | IP specialises in rendering legal advice and representation in the following areas of practice:
Intellectual property law and unfair competition law
- Trademark law
- Geographical indications (GI)
- Domain names
- Design law
- Software law
- Patent law
- Utility model law
- Anti-counterfeiting and IPR piracy
- Border seizure proceedings with customs authorities
- Litigation before courts as well as in patent and trademark offices
- Unfair competition law
- Advertising law/restraints in advertising
- Gambling law, sweepstakes and lottery (including online gambling and online games)
- Pharmaceutical law
- Life Sciences
- Sports law
- Media law
in particular legal advice on originality and protectability, availability and similarity searches, development of intellectual property rights, application & registration, management of intellectual property rights including monitoring and portfolio management, agreements including licenses and assignments, reviewing infringements, out-of-court settlements as well as litigation in courts in connection with intellectual property right conflicts and disputes, etc.
in particular legal advice on originality and protectability, agreements including copyright agreements, software development, licenses and cooperation agreements, assessment of infringements, out-of-court settlements and litigation in courts in connection with intellectual property right conflicts and disputes, etc.
in particular legal advice on infringement issues, out-of-court settlements, litigation in courts in connection with intellectual property right conflicts and disputes, agreements including licenses and assignments, attuned cooperation with patent agents specialized in any technical areas regarding assessment of patentability, validity and invalidity, application & registration, administration of industrial property rights incl. monitoring and portfolio management, etc.
in particular development of prevention as well as protection and defense strategies, application and registration of border seizure orders, procedural representation in border surveillance and seizure proceedings as well as destruction of counterfeits, assessment of infringement of property rights, out-of-court settlements, litigation in courts in connection with intellectual property right conflicts and disputes, etc.
in particular assessment of advertising and marketing measures regarding compliance with unfair competition law, advertising agreements (e.g., agency agreements, testimonial agreements, etc.), assessment of infringements/violation of unfair competition law, out-of-court settlement, litigation in courts in connection with unfair competition law conflicts and disputes, etc.
in particular assessment regarding licensing of drugs, medical products, advertising to experts and laymen, agreements including licenses and cooperation agreements, agreements regarding clinical trials, assessment of infringement of proprietary rights, out-of-court settlement, litigation in courts in connection with proprietary rights conflicts and disputes, etc.
in particular reviewing sports law issues, e.g., relating to sports organizations as well as licenses and agreements related to sports, reviewing media law issues, personal rights and privacy laws, out-of-court settlements, litigation in case of infringements and disputes, etc.
Internet and IT law
- Data protection
- E-commerce and internet law (web presentation, online trade, distant selling)
- IT law (outsourcing)
- Telecommunication law
in particular review and registration of data processing applications and data transfers, whistleblowing hotlines and schemes, declarations of consent, representation before data protection authority, assessments of web presentation, online contracting, advertising on the internet, terms and conditions for online trade, online games, review of outsourcing agreements and projects, legal defense against spamming, out-of-court settlements, litigation in court, etc.
Commercial and trade law
- Distribution law (including trade agent law, franchise law)
- Commercial and business law
- Trade law
- Transportation law
in particular reviewing, drafting and negotiating of distribution agreements, agent agreements and franchise agreements, assessment of vertical and horizontal distribution restraints, commercial agreements and terms and conditions, warranty and damages, registration of trades, trade licenses, plant operation licenses, foreign trade law, reviewing, drafting and negotiating of transportation, logistics and storage agreements, recourse proceedings of transport insurers, out-of-court settlements, litigation in court regarding commercial and distribution agreements, etc.
Dr. Alexander Cizek, LL.M. has further long-term experience and is ready to advise and to represent you in the following areas of law:
- Business law (general civil and commercial law)
- Cartel law (market abuse, vertical and horizontal tying arrangement regarding distribution)
- General contract law, contract negotiations
- Corporate law (Corporate Housekeeping)
- Litigation (civil procedure)