JUDr. Tomáš Klinka is currently active in advocacy (Bukovinský & Chlipala solicitor’s office) as a patent attorney and senior lawyer focusing on intellectual property rights and information technology rights. Tomáš Klinka is responsible for an agenda and development of intellectual property rights and he heads the Bukovinský & Chlipala solicitor’s office in Banská Bystrica. In his professional practice, Tomáš Klinka focuses on the effective protection of intellectual property, strategic litigation, innovations management, and technology transfer. As an expert at the Arbitration Centre of the European Information Society Institute (EISi), oz, he ruled in several cases: vogue.sk, lincolnelectric.sk, petrzalskenoviny.sk, ryanair.sk, rennie.sk, and converse.sk.
He has repeatedly (2019-2021) been ranked in the World Trademark Review 1000, as one of the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals and included in the “Managing IP 123 Stars” ranking scheme in 2020 and 2021. Tomáš Klinka is on the editorial boards of the Transfer Technológií bulletin (TTb) and Duševné vlastníctvo (Intellectual Property) journals. He frequently publishes in the latter journal and on the blog www. lexforum.sk. He regularly lectures at scientific conferences and seminars.
Tomáš Klinka graduated from the Law Faculty of Trnava University in Trnava, worked for a long time at the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic where he, as director of the legislative and legal department, initiated and in close cooperation with the professional public also led works on a fundamental revision of industrial property law. He has represented the Slovak Republic at many prestigious international events in intellectual property as well as at several diplomatic conferences.