Doc. JUDr.Renáta Bačárová PhD., LL.M. has worked at the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (UPJŠ) since 2000. She also holds the position of Head of the Technology Transfer Centre of the Technology and Innovation Park in the UPJŠ in Košice, the priority goal of which is the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property and the coordination and support of start-up companies at the university. Her scientific activities and education are focused mainly on intellectual property law, information and communications technology law, personal data protection, media law and civil law. She teaches in an accredited course Intellectual Property and is professional guarantor of one of the modules which is organised by the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR). In 2000 she completed her own study at the Institute of Intellectual Property at IPO SR, in 2004 – 2005 she completed a one-year study stay at Humboldt University in Berlin (LL.M.) and subsequently short-term study stays at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law in Munich. She has worked as an advocate since 2008.
She is a member of the editorial board of the Intellectual Property magazine and New Technology publication, a member of the Council for Transfer and Innovation at UPJŠ in Košice as well as member of Committee for Conceptual Activities and Cooperation established by National Technology Transfer Centre, a member of international scientific committee of the conference Law in Business of Selected Member States of the European Union, member of international organization LES (Licensing Executives Society Czech Republic & Slovakia) and participated also in working group for recodification of copyright in Slovakia at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. She is also a member of a research team on intellectual property law at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic and a member of the Slovak Chamber of Advocates. She was involved in preparation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy in Slovakia. She is author of the monograph Contractual Obligations in Copyright. She publishes and lectures at home and abroad and is a listed speaker of the World Intellectual Property Organisation for the Slovak Republic.