Czech Republic

Please contact our Czech-office for more information about our services in Czech Republic:

React Czech Republic & Slovakia
Starostresovicka 19/19
162 00 Praha 6 – Stresovice
Czech Republic
Contact: Marketa Shubik
T: +420 773 613 773

The Prague React office provides a number of high quality services to members, including procedures relating to: enforcement of counterfeits, domain name and parallel import fields including disputes, monitoring, administrative, criminal and civil measures.  React Czech Republic actively cooperates with local enforcement authorities on 24/7 basis and regularly organize training events for state officials. The team uses modern investigation techniques to track and trace infringers and conducts raids/seizures with local authorities. Further legal support in the IP matters is provided on all level of court instances. React Czech Republic also organizes prevention trainings at schools through its non-profit organization.  

Our services in Czech Republic

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is mandatory for protection of the internal market (special POA needed) as well as of the external border
  • Customs application is valid for one year
  • If Customs acts ex officio, an application for action must be filed within 4 days
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 10 working days (3 working days for perishable goods), possibility of filing the civil action in case of filed objections against destruction is another 10 days
  • Public prosecutor is tasked with taking criminal action against infringers
  • Counterfeits are seized in the internal market by customs, trade inspectorate and police
  • Trade inspection seized goods based on the Act of the consumer protection with no obligatory to contact the member regarding the identification or the case itself
  • Criminal law remedies available: conditional punishments, imprisonment (up to 5 years), fine (up to 100.000 EUR),criminal forfeiture and destruction of counterfeits
  • Malicious intent of fraud is required for criminal liability
  • Ex parte orders available (unilateral summary proceedings and anti-counterfeit seizure for
  • example)
  • Damages and satisfactions are sustained to right holders only at the civil proceedings