Czech branch office

The Industrial Property Office (IPO CZ) is a central body of state administration of the Czech Republic acting in the field of industrial property protection. The IPO is headed by the president, who is appointed by the government.

The history of the IPO CZ goes back to 1919 when the Patent office was founded. The IPO CZ acts namely as a patent and trademark office. The former Czechoslovakia became a contracting party to the PCT on June 20, 1991. The Czech Republic as a successor has continued to apply the PCT on its territory since January 1, 1993. IPO CZ fulfils the tasks under the PCT as a Receiving Office in the Czech Republic.