Microchip

TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Czech Republic

Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, you face a constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation drives growth, provided you overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles.

Having worked on a broad range of cutting-edge technology, media and communications matters in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the past two decades, our market-leading specialists in the region have dealt with every risk and challenge you face in a rapidly evolving market, from IP infringement and anti-trust issues to the complex issues that arise as markets adapts to transformative technologies – big data, the cloud, e-health and the internet-of-things.

Many companies are also joining forces as they seek to meet highly capital-intensive demands for investment in technology and building networks. Our experts in CEE, many of whom have worked in-house in leading technology, media and communications companies, have led on a significant proportion of the limited number of network sharing arrangements that are in place across Europe.

We understand that technological convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you must move swiftly to capitalise on them. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. From M&A to investment and financing, from tax to licensing and product liability, from intellectual property to employment and environmental issues, from network sharing to outsourcing, our multi-disciplinary teams can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

Our Prague TMC team advise clients locally and internationally, in connection with TMT due diligence projects, corporate acquisitions, review of IP policies and TMT contracts and other transactional work. The team advises clients on specific as well as very complex legal matters involving registration, protection and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property rights, including protection of know-how, trade secrets and unfair competition claims

We are actively involved in the industries in which you operate including telecommunications, technology, sourcing, sports and media, and are able to develop innovative solutions for you. Recognising the ever growing demand for and importance of data privacy, CMS has a dedicated data privacy team focusing on the full range of data privacy compliance matters, from privacy audits through to data security, transmission and management, as well as issues such as safe harbor and Big Data at both local and EU level.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Tech­no­logy, Me­dia &...
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Tech­no­logy, Me­dia &...
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December 2018
Fund­ing for films and au­dio-visu­al works in Cent­ral...
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
21 November 2018
The cy­ber­se­cur­ity chal­lenge in Cent­ral and East­ern...
Are mul­tina­tion­al com­pan­ies pre­pared?
29/10/2018
With the fu­ture of the US-EU data Pri­vacy Shield in doubt, com­pan­ies...
The EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), which has been in ef­fect the European mar­ket since 25 May 2018, re­quires com­pan­ies to meet cer­tain stand­ards when trans­fer­ring per­son­al data to non-EU coun­tries or "third coun­tries" (see Art­icle 44 et se­qq.
Dóra Petrányi
Jan 2018
Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
In­fra­struc­ture shar­ing and in­vest­ment 2017
17/10/2018
Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
29/07/2015
CMS ad­vises Er­ste Group on CEE Joint Ven­ture with Glob­al...
27/09/2018
Na­tion­al gambling au­thor­it­ies is­sue a de­clar­a­tion in which they raise...
On 17 Septem­ber 2018, 17 gambling reg­u­lat­ors is­sued a de­clar­a­tion in which they raised their con­cerns re­lated to the blur­ring lines between gambling and gam­ing. The de­clar­a­tion iden­ti­fies four main areas of con­cern: skin bet­ting, loot boxes, so­cial casino gam­ing.
25/07/2014
Trans­mit - Ju­ly 2014
13/08/2018
New EU reg­u­la­tion brings trans­par­ency to on­line in­ter­me­di­ar­ies and...
In the new draft  set of rules ("Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion for fair­ness and trans­par­ency for busi­ness users of on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vices"), the European Com­mis­sion will ob­lige on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vices and search en­gines to ob­serve great­er fair­ness.
03/04/2014
CEE CMS Data Pro­tec­tion we­bin­ar series - Part 2
25/07/2018
Kenzo v Kenzo Es­tate: The CJEU con­siders the ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late...
In­tro­duc­tion The latest de­cision of the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU”) in the Kenzo case provides use­ful guid­ance on ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late evid­ence in EU trade mark ap­peal pro­ceed­ings and cla­ri­fies the mean­ing of ‘un­fair ad­vant­age’ for well-known.