1. What are the most effective ways for a European patent holder whose rights cover your jurisdiction to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction?
The Prague Municipal Court has exclusive jurisdiction to enforce rights arising from European and national patents. Arbitration is available if both parties to the dispute agree to it, but mediation should be tried first. However, in light of the length and cost of court proceedings, it is advisable to enter into an agreement, such as a licence agreement, with the infringer wherever possible.