Settled patent attorney - foreign person

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

The activities of a patent attorney refer to the provision of professional assistance to natural persons and legal entities in all matters concerning industrial property, in particular their representation before state administrative authorities and in proceedings before the courts, under the condition and in the scope stipulated by the acts on court proceedings, as well as the provision of independent consulting and other services related to the protection of industrial property.

The person interested in carrying out the activities of a settled patent attorney shall at first apply for recognition of professional qualifications by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys; further then, in the case of substantial differences between the attained qualifications and the qualifications required the applicant needs to pass a differential examination arranged by the Industrial Property Office. Subsequently the applicant shall apply for registration into the list of patent attorneys.

Procedure for obtaining authorisation:

  1. Request for recognition of professional qualification
  2. Application for taking a differential examination
  3. Application for registration into the list of settled foreign patent attorneys
  4. Taking of the oath (within one month of delivery of the application)
  5. Conclusion of insurance of liability for damages

1) Request for recognition of professional qualification

  • The application within the following scope shall be submitted to the Chamber of Patent Attorneys.

The application shall be supplemented with:

  1. certificate of completed university education (simple copy)
  2. a certificate of pursuit of the patent attorney profession abroad
  3. a document of payment of the fee for examination of CZK 2,000.00

In case that substantial differences are ascertained between the attained qualifications and the qualifications required

2) Application to take the aptitude test

  • The application is submitted to the Industrial Property Office, which shall issue a document of passing of the test.

Upon the completion proceed to the next step

3) Application for registration into the list of settled foreign patent attorneys

  • The application is submitted to the Chamber of Patent Attorneys of the Czech Republic.

Extract from the criminal record:

  1. extract from the Criminal Register
  2. a document of recognition of qualifications, possibly a document of passing of a differential examination

Upon the completion proceed to the next step

4) Taking of the oath (within one month of delivery of the application)

Upon the completion proceed to the next step

Basic information regarding activities of a patent attorney

The office will enter the applicant into the list and issue a certificate within 15 days.

5) Conclusion of insurance of liability for damages

  1. individually
  2. within the framework of a bulk agreement concluded by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Upon the completion proceed to the next step

The business may be conducted after fulfilling all the above stated requirements.

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