Cooperation with STU

We had a unique opportunity to personally talk about the issue of IP protection with Prof. Moravčík, the rector of the Slovak University of Technology (STU), on the occasion of the signing of the contract that we entered into with the STU University, based on which our patent attorneys will be providing professional services in matters of obtaining protection for inventions originating from University employees.

We are extremely pleased that we are, thanks to this contract, able to move our agency ´s cooperation with the academic community to a new qualitative level and we firmly believe that together with the office for cooperation with praxis at STU, we will succeed in creating better conditions for the successful transfer of technologies emerging from the STU environment.

Motives for maintaining patent protection by region

Reputation is found still the primary motive amongst Eastern European Universities for maintaining patent protection according to the recent research published by EPO. Other motives prevail clearly amongst their counterparts in Western Europe.
The whole publication van be found at the EPO website

The Economic Operators Registration and Identification system EORI

As of September 15, 2020, all economic entities, who communicate with the customs administrations of the EU Member States must be assigned an EORI number and this number must be used in any communication with the customs authorities. This applies to right holders as well as to their legal representatives, and in connection with customs applications for action this number must be used from now on, be it new applications or extending the already valid ones.
In the Slovak Republic, the registration body for the EORI number is the Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic. The EORI number is a maximum 17-character alphanumeric code. The initial letters are the code of the EU Member State in which the entity is registered. In the case of Slovak entities, it is the code "SK".

We are glad to announce that inventa has succesfully completed the registration process and thus continues to be fully entitled to communicate with Customs authorities in Slovakia on behalf of our clients.

inventa operations during the COVID 19 outbreak

Dear colleagues,

inventa is seriously concerned about the health of all its clients, partners and emloyees. The current COVID-19 outbreak in most parts of Europe, including Slovakia, forces us to set appropriate measures to ensure nobody is exposed to risk associated with. Therefore, during the outbreak, we will ask you to contact us via email, telephone or fax as our offices will not be open for any visitors. Our professionals will continue to work remotely, so all our services are provided accordingly.

We hope all of you as well as your loved ones will remain well during this difficult period.

Don't hesitate contacting us shall you have further question.


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SK IPO to require ID numbers of applicants and representatives

The Industrial Property Office of SR has announced that as of January 2019, the filings delivered to the Office will be required to contain an identification number of the participant and an identification number of the representative if there is one, pursuant to the regulation of Act no. 305/2013 Coll. on the electronic form of the exercise of powers of public authorities; also known as the e-Government Act.