Service of Legal Office


While working for the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as „IPO“) JUDr. Markéta Schönbornová had been a member of IPO International expert working group on geographical indications and appellations of origin, a member of Interdepartmental working group on geographical indications and appellations of origin administrated by IPO and Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, a member of the Working group for the purpose of the Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the European Union (trademarks, geographical indications and appellations of origin dossiers) in Brussels (Belgium), a member of the OHIM Liaison Working Group on geographical indications in Brussels (Belgium), a member of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) in Geneva (Switzerland).

The law office directed by JUDr. Markéta Schönbornová offers the professional help to both natural and legal persons in cases concerning the industrial property, particularly their representation before the Czech administration bodies and in proceedings before courts. It provides the independent consultancy and other services associated with the protection of industrial property. Furthermore, it offers legal services in commercial, civil, administrative, and criminal law, including the representation before Czech courts in the framework of general legal practice, legal services by an agreement with a client.

As to the trademarks, JUDr. Markéta Schönbornová represents in administrative procedures in cases of trademarks before the IPO, also in registration procedures of international trademarks before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) based in Geneva (Switzerland), as well as before the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) based in Alicante (Spain), which registers the Community trademarks. In the framework of the issues mentioned above she ensures all kinds of searches, registrations of trademarks, consultations in cases of opinion on interchangeability of trademarks with the earlier rights, submits the opposition against the registration of the trademark, cancelation actions or actions for declaration for invalidity of a trademark as well as the given comments from the third parties in proceedings before the Czech courts.

With regard to (Regarding) geographical indications and appellations of origin she represents before IPO, European Commission based in Brussels (Belgium) and WIPO based in Geneva (Switzerland). In the framework of the issues mentioned above she ensures registrations of geographical indications and appellations of origin, amendments in specifications, and the representation before Czech administrative bodies and in proceedings before Czech courts.

Professional legal help is realized based on a single contractual fee or an hourly rate or a flat rate.


  • General Law Practice:
  • Civil Law
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Industrial Property:
  • Exam of Patent Specialist
  • Denomination of Origin
  • Geographical Indication
  • Trademarks