Jakub Menčl | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jakub Mencl
Jakub Mencl

Jakub Menčl

Associate, Prague, Silicon Valley

T +420 255 771 111

T +1 650 213 0300

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Jakub Menčl practices intellectual property law, computer law, internet and e-commerce law, data protection, personality rights, advertising law, media law, competition law, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contract law. Before joining White & Case, Mr. Menčl was a partner of a local Czech law firm, and also worked for the Copyright Law Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Mr. Menčl participated as a Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London in a project mapping the legal landscape of Open Source licenses, analyzing issues such as license compatibility, patent-related license provisions, the suitability of different licenses for various business models and other topics.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association


  • LLM, Computer and Communications Law, Queen Mary College, University of London
  • LLM, Intellectual Property Law, University of Turin and WIPO Academy, Turin
  • Mgr, Master’s Degree, Charles University, Prague


  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • Slovak


Advising members of a leading Czech pop-rock band in the negotiation of recording contracts and on other matters related to the exploitation of their works, performances and personality rights.

Advising a major magazine publishing house on various advertising, copyright and trademark issues and internet projects.

Representing a master franchise holder for a reputed international hair salon chain both in negotiations with the franchisor and in drafting and negotiating contracts with local franchisees.

Heading the transaction team in an acquisition of a group of healthcare companies and the subsequent restructuring of the group's corporate structure.

Advising a client on the purchase and subsequent sale of a company running a chain of beauty shops.

Speaking Engagements

Speech at a conference organized by HSBC Bank: Protection of Intellectual Property in Exports, February 26, 2013: Prague

Speech at a workshop organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic on Data Protection in the Clouds, June 7, 2011: Prague

Speech at a workshop organized by CzechInvest on Specifics of Intellectual Property Protection in the USA, November 29, 2010: Prague


  • FOSS in a Cloud Environment, Free and Open Source Software: Policy, Law and Practice, ed. Noam Shemtov and Ian Walden, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, (co-author with Kuan W. Hon)
  • When the Court of Justice Interferes with Interfaces, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 1/2012, Edward Elgar Publishing, London, 2012
  • Trademarks and Keywords in Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Business Law Review, 11/2011 and 1/2012, C. H. BECK, Prague , 2011, 2012, (co-author with M. Boháček)
  • Principle of Exhaustion of Copyright in Digital Environment, Master of Laws in Intellectual Property - Collection of Research Papers 2008, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva 2009
  • Licenses for Objects of Personality Rights, Licenses in the field of Intellectual Property - Collection of Conference Papers, Metropolitan University, Prague, 2008
  • Protection of Personality Rights, Actual Questions in Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law, University of Economics, Prague, 2005