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Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate

Bratislava

Hecko Zuzana
Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate

Bratislava

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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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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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Changes are needed to EU Law so declarations of non-infringement of EUTMS and Community designs are available across the EU: an A&O survey

A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.

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Publications: 07 FEBRUARY 2019

GIR - Data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe are continuing their focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Office

Bratislava

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
Eurovea Central 1, Pribinova 4
Bratislava
81109

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advokat, Slovakia, 2013

Academic

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