Our team

A professional team with the great chemistry can be recognized even from a distance. The core of our team has worked together for years. As each of the attorneys specializes on some area of law, we can offer our clients highly professional legal advice for their particular business needs in various fields of law.

Partner

JUDr. Július Brichta

Július Brichta has founded the firm in year 1990 and has served as its partner ever since. His practice includes real estate, civil and commercial law. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

He represents clients in the proceedings before Slovak general courts of law, the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic and the European Court of Human Rights.

Mr. Brichta has many years of experience in representing Slovak and foreign companies, municipalities and local authorities as well as religious institutions and private clients. He has represented clients in cases concerning large real estate restitutions and currently represents owners of houses under regulated rent scheme in mass complaints lodged with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Team member since:1990

Languages:German, English, Russian

1986 – JUDr.:Commenius University, Bratislava

1989 – Industrial Property rights:Slovak technical university, Bratislava

Partner

JUDr. Tatiana Brichtová

Tatiana Brichtová is senior partner at the firm. As an attorney at law and registered patent attorney she coordinates entire intellectual property rights agenda and anti-counterfeiting work.

She has been a registered patent attorney authorized to practice in proceedings before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic since year 1993 and in 2001 she received the authorization to represent clients before the European Patent Office. She is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

She represents Slovak, foreign and international companies in matters of intellectual property rights enforcement and litigation and brand protection.

Thanks to her diligence and effort, the firm received various awards: CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019: Intellectual Property: Slovakia – Band 1 Law Firm, Law firm of the year 2019 in Slovakia in the Intellectual property category, WTR 1000 2017: Slovakia – Gold Law Firm, Acquisition INTL 2016 Intellectual Property Awards: Recognized leader in IP law.

Mrs. Brichtová has received her JUDr. (Doctor of Law) degree from Comenius University´s Faculty of Law in 1986.

Team member since:1990

Languages:German, English, Russian

1986 – JUDr.:Commenius University, Bratislava

1993 – Patent attorney, Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic:Banská Bystrica

Partner

JUDr. Milan Čápka

Milan Čápka is senior partner focused on civil and commercial law. His practice also includes dispute resolution, special regulations (particularly financial services), construction law and real estate. As a registered insolvency trustee, he has lots of experience in the bankruptcy law.

Mr. Čápka has been a member of the Slovak Bar Association since 2001 and is registered in the Register of Insolvency Trustees of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic under no. S1649.

He graduated from Comenius University´s Faculty of Law in Bratislava in year 1996 and became Doctor of Law in 2001.

Team member since:1994

Languages:English

1996 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

2001 – Doctor of Law:

2013 - Insolvency Trustee:

Partner

Mgr. Maroš Ožvald

Maroš Ožvald is an attorney at law and junior partner of the firm. His practice areas cover mainly IP law and commercial law. He focuses mainly on the enforcement of the intellectual property rights and disputes related to IP law, unfair competition, strategic advice related to intellectual property and anti counterfeiting. He further deals with the commercial law, particularly real estate, copyright and advertising. Mr. Ožvald has also been involved in several corporate and M&A projects.

Team member since:2001

Languages :English

2001 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

Partner

Mgr. Jozef Lustoň

Jozef Lustoň is an attorney at law and partner of the firm. His practice includes civil and commercial law with special focus on corporate law and debt recovery. He is a member of the team specialized in representation of the clients in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights in the cases concerning the regulated rent schemes. Mr. Lustoň also heads the German desk.

Team member since:2000

Languages:German

2000 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

Attorney

Mgr. Peter Kružliak

Peter Kružliak focuses in his practice particularly on intellectual property and IT law, regulation, commercial law, administrative law and legal regulation of payment services, consumer relations and advertisement.

Peter Kružliak currently serves as a member of the Commission for Enforcement of the Law of the International Trade Marks Association (INTA).

Team member since:2004

Languages:English, German

2006 – Law degree:Trnava University, Trnava

Attorney

Mgr. Halina Makovníková

Halina Makovniková is an attorney and a member of the IP department since 2002. As an associate, she was working mainly on prosecution and management of IP rights and anti-counterfeiting matters. Since passing the Bar exam in 2010, she handles litigation related to unfair competition and trademark infringements, prosecution of IP rights and strategic advice. Mrs. Makovniková further deals with employment law matters.

Team member since:2002

Languages:English, German

2005 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

JUDr. Matej Ondrejka

Matej Ondrejka focuses his practice on private law with emphasis on civil, commercial and employment law. His practice includes contractual work and dispute resolution. He participates on complex advice and contract preparation for e-commerce and start-up companies, including investment transactions. In the field of public law, he has lots of experience with administrative law with focus on municipalities.

Team member since:2016

Languages:English

2011 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

MMag. Dominik Brichta

Dominik Brichta is a senior associate of the firm. His focus areas include corporate law, intellectual property law, IT law, arbitrations, e-commerce and regulations of NGOs.

Dominik Brichta counsels start-ups and investment funds, including funding, communication between founders and investors and investment transaction preparation through Venture Capital and Private Equity.

Dominik Brichta has extensive experience in business and entrepreneurship and very professional business oriented approach to legal services. Mr. D. Brichta is the chairman of the Management Board of an eCommerce company he has founded with partners during his studies, which, in joint venture, runs more than 20 online stores in 6 countries in Central and Eastern Europe with portfolio of more than 12 German brands and retail outlets.

His extensive experience and innovative approach gained him a membership in several prestigious organizations such as Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP), Slovak Alliance for Innovative Economics (SAPIE) and also Data Protection Task Force of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic.

Team member since:2008

Languages:English, German, French

2013 – Law degree:Vienna University, Vienna, Austria

2013 – Philosophy degree:International Development and Economy, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria

since 2013 – PhD. candidate at Vienna University:Vienna, Austria

Mgr. Zuzana Kulčárová MICLaw

Zuzana Kulčárová is an associate and a member of the IP department. Her specialization is legal advice in the field of intellectual property law, with focus on national and international prosecution, portfolio management, global analysis and strategies, licensing and enforcement of trademarks, designs, patents, utility models, designations of origin, Copyright Law and IP Due Diligence.

She has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Pan-European University in Bratislava. During her studies, she attended the exchange program in Finland. After her studies in Slovakia, she has earned her Master’s degree in Law and Information Society at University of Turku, Finland as a Master of International and Comparative Law (MICLaw).

Team member since:2016

Languages:English

2013 – Law degree:Pan-European University, Bratislava

2013 – Erasmus program:University of Turku, Finland

2016 – MICLaw:University of Turku, Finland

Mgr. Andrej Solár

Andrej Solár is an associate and a member of the commercial law department. His practice covers mainly areas of private law with focus on corporate law and contracts. He also participates in cases concerning the regulated rent schemes before the European Court of Human Rights and addresses IT law agenda.

In 2016, Mr. Solár has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Pan-European University with specialization on European and Commercial Law. He gained experience in several law firms during his studies and for 3 years he served as a Student Senator of the Academic Senate of his Faculty.

In 2015 and 2016, he attended Erasmus Exchange Program at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, where he completed the ELPIS study program focused on European law and International private law. During his studies abroad, Mr. Solár attended several courses in the fields of information technology law and intellectual property law.

Team member since:2016

Languages:English, German

2015 – Erasmus program, ELPIS - European law and International private law:Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

2016 – Law degree:Pan-European University, Bratislava

JUDr. Katarína Tináková

Katarína Tináková has been a member of the firm since 2015, she has become an associate 2016. She attended an exchange program in Spain where she has earned her B2 level certificate in Spanish at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Ms. Tináková provides legal advice mainly in the field of civil and commercial law, bankruptcy and debt recovery.

Team member since:2015

Languages:English

2016 – Law degree:Pan-European University, Bratislava

2017 – Doctor of Law:Pan-European University, Bratislava

Mgr. Andrea Boboková

Ms. Andrea Boboková is a lawyer of the IP department, focusing on national and international prosecution and monitoring of registration procedures for trade marks before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization. She is responsible for managing trademark portfolios, client consultations and communication with patent offices and national representatives across the world.

Team member since:2017

Languages:English

2012 – Law degree:Commenius University, Bratislava

Božena Dušičková

Mrs. Božena Dušičková is our office manager and coordinates day-to-day running of the firm to ensure that our agenda is always well prepared.

Team member since:2015

Ing. Darina Kyliánová

Mrs. Darina Kyliánova, after her graduation from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and a short industry practice, has joined the Office for Inventions and Discoveries as a Patent Officer, where she was in charge of patent applications research.

She was the first person in Slovakia to cover the issue of international patent applications under the Mutual Cooperation Agreement, and in 1993 she was appointed as the Director of the International Department of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic.

Between years 2001 and 2012, she was the Chairwoman of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic.

She represented Slovak Republic in the administrative boards of the European Patent Office in Munich, the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market in Alicante and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

For 5 years she worked as a patent attorney and served as the Chairwoman of the Slovak association of patent attorneys. During her whole professional life, she has been dealing with industrial property rights. She currently continues in these activities as a counsel to Brichta & Partners Law Firm, as an external employee of CVTI SR in Bratislava and as a member of the Faculty at the Metropolitan University in Prague.

Team member since:2014

Languages:English