About me

Martin Husovec is a Slovak-born lawyer & academic with passion for law and freedom; working as a IMPRS-CI Doctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law and Strategic Litigation Counsel for a think-thank European Information Society Institute (EISi); currently living in lovely city of Munich.

In 2013, Huťko´s Technology Law Blog was listed by Barry Sookman among "the most popular intellectual property and technology law blogs", which was of course a great honor for me. Nevertheless, I am still running this blog as a hobby activity and use it as sort of a small research place [since 2008]. All the opinions presented on this blog are of course solely mine and do not represent views of organizations I am affiliated with.

My core research explores various interfaces of Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Unfair Competition law and Enforcement with Human rights, Private International Law and Information Technologies. My general research interest in IP & IT law however, is probably endless :) Just see the blog posts here.

I took previously role of a legal expert for several projects or reports, such as

Within EISi*, I have authored or co-authored several strategic litigations submission (e.g. on data retention, access to mandatory e-services of state or net neutrality) and amicus curiae briefs before Slovak and Czech courts.

*EISi is a growing Slovak-based non-profit organization focusing on the overlap of technology, law & information society. It serves as a non-academic research center for Internet law and Intellectual Property law.

I am always open to critique, comments, any interesting suggestions for research co-operation, public speaking, lecturing or other kinds of collaboration.

You can contact me either via email martin [at] husovec [dot] eu (preferred option) or via my Twitter or Linkedin;

My work is probably best delineated by these two quotes of Lawrence Lessig:
  • “Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders."
  • “A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.”