Jan Hák is a registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and member of EPI. deputy director and senior partner of PATENTSERVIS. He graduated at Charles University in Prague, Law Faculty, in 1980. From that year till 1990 he worked at the Patent Office, mainly in the Legal Department, where he participated in the preparation of the present Patent Law. Mr Hák joined PATENTSERVIS in 1990. Since 1996 he is included on the list of WIPO mediators and arbitrators. He is member of ECTA, LES Czech Republic, vice president of the Czech National Group of AIPPI and president of LIDC – Czech Group.
Jan Hák published as an author several articles in Managing Intellectual Property magazine since 1994. The first one was about employee inventions and than others about the new Czech patent and trademark legislation. These topics were also the subject of his lectures at the professional conferences (mainly AIPPI) in Slovakia, Hungary and USA (San Diego, INTA 2007). Last article in MIP in August 2011 was dedicated to the comparison of Czech and European trademark law with its impact to the Czech courts. In 2006 he also participated as a co-author of Czech contribution to the Oxford University Press book Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures.
After completing graduate studies he achieved a PhD in International Private Law in 2005 and joined as a lecturer Faculty of Law at the Western Bohemia University in Pilsen. He is responsible for teaching Intellectual Property at the Department of Civil Law. Jan Hák is the author of International Consequences of Trademark Law and Introduction to the Patent Law published by WB University. Jan Hák is also member of Scientific Council of the Metropolitan University of Prague.
In 2014 Jan Hák was appointed the sworn expert in the field of industrial property by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.