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Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Seat:

Ružová dolina 6
821 08 Bratislava
telefón: 02/53 41 80 92
0907 718 824
fax: 02/53 41 80 92
e-mail: slovakpatentattorneys@micronet.sk
www.patentattorneys.sk

was established by the Act No. 344/2004 Coll. on patent attorneys, on amendment of the Act No. 444/2002 Coll. on designs and of the Act No. 55/1997 Coll. on trademarks as amended by the Act No. 577/2001 Coll. and the Act No. 14/2004 Coll. of 14 May 2004.

The Chamber associates patent attorneys and other natural persons and legal entities, which licence for performing this activity under the conditions and by the way stated in this act and fulfil the preconditions stated in

§ 3 of the Act No. 344/2004 Coll. as follows::
  1. Patent Attorney is a natural person registered in the list of Patent Attorneys.
  2. The activity of a Patent Attorney is representing of natural persons and legal entities before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic and before other state administrative bodies in the proceedings related to industrial property. While performing their activity, Patent Attorneys also provide expert advice in the field of industrial property rights, draw up documents necessary for legal acts in the field of industrial property rights and provide further forms of special counselling and professional assistance in the field of industrial property (Patent Attorney Service).
  3. While performing the activities of Patent Attorney and providing Patent Attorney Services, he shall be obliged to protect rights and legitimate interests of natural persons and legal entities in accordance with the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, with the laws and other generally binding legal regulations.
Membership in the Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys is compulsory.

The organisation of the Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys and entering this profession is in accordance with the organisation of the European Patent Institute, where entering the profession of European patent attorney is regulated by the European Patent Agreement and includes compulsory membership in this institute.

The members of the Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys who at the same time members of the European Patent Institute are entitled to represent natural persons and legal entities even before the European Patent Office.

The members of the Slovak Chamber of Patent Attorneys who are registered at the Office for Internal Market Harmonisation in Alicante are also entitled to represent before this institution in cases respecting the trademarks of the Community.


From the history of this profession:

The institute of patent attorney was first established already in the first Czechoslovak Republic, namely by the government statutory order No. 6/1926 Coll., on representing parties in patent matters by patent attorneys and officially authorised technics.

After 1948 this profession as free profession was cancelled due to the political development.

The institute of patent attorney was again established after the change of polity by the Act No. 237/1991 Coll. On the basis of this act was established the Chamber of Patent Attorneys as well with state-wide operation.

After forming the Slovak Republic the Chamber of Patent Attorneys with its seat in Bratislava was established with according to the Act No. 90/1993 Coll.

The rest of legal regulations were passed after the reassessment of the legitimacy of the chamber and compulsory membership in it and fully respects the commitments of the Slovak Republic in connection with European Communities and the European Union.