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Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate


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Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate


Zuzana leads the Intellectual Property practice in Bratislava. She has experience advising on various IP issues, including domain name recovery, licensing, software, anti-counterfeiting, electronic commerce and IP aspects of commercial transactions. Zuzana also advises on data protection matters, including data transfers, outsourcing, cloud computing and compliance. She worked for three years as a legal advisor in the European Commission in Brussels where she handled issues related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Before joining Allen & Overy, Zuzana worked in the IP/technology department of an international law firm in Hong Kong. She is a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of ECTA (European Community Trademark Association).

“Zuzana Hečko is noted for her extensive knowledge and dedication to clients. She assists technology and pharmaceutical companies with litigation concerning trade marks and patents as well as unfair competition matters.” Chambers Europe 2018

Widely appreciated by her clients, Zuzana Hečko is described as “very direct and honest, and she has a strong charisma and brings a lot of clarity and authority when negotiating.”She is praised by another source as “extremely responsive and a pleasant conversational partner.” Chambers Europe 2017

News & insights

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Blog Post: 02 DECEMBER 2021

Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs: Court of Appeal Judgment on Machine Inventors

The Court of Appeal (Arnold LJ, Laing LJ and Birss LJ) handed down its judgment in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks And Designs on 21 September 2021. The court held, with Birss LJ…

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News: 02 DECEMBER 2021

A&O advising VEON on the sale of its mobile network towers in Russia

Allen & Overy is advising VEON and PJSC VimpelCom on the sale of towers in Russia to Service-Telecom for a total of RUB70.65bn (USD970million) which completed on 1 December 2021.

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Admitted as advokat, Slovakia, 2013


JUDr., Law, P.J. Šafárik University, 2007

LL.M., Law, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2004

Mgr., Law, P.J. Šafárik University, 2003

Published work

"Data retention by internet service providers for IP rights protection: Bonnier Audio (C-461/10)", Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2012

"EU Law and policies on intellectual property rights enforcement", Enforcement of intellectual property rights through border measures, Oxford, 2012