Changes for Online Retailers in CZ


In May 2019 the EU adopted a legislative package comprising a directive on contracts for the supply of digital content and services (Digital content directive) and a directive on contracts the sales of goods (Sales of goods directive). The implementation of these directives into the Czech law, which is expected in 2021, will have profound impact on online retailers carrying business in the Czech Republic. For instance, the sellers will become liable to consumers also for “digital content” of goods even when provided by third parties. Also, any lack of conformity of goods which would become apparent within one year of the time when the goods were delivered shall be presumed to have existed at the time when the goods were delivered. Under the previous regulation this period was 6 months.

Regulation on Unjustified Geo-Blocking


New article regarding Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination was published on our website. The Regulation addresses access to online interface of an e-shop, prohibition of different terms of business for customers from various countries of the EU, and prohibition of discrimination for reasons relating to payment for goods or services. The protocols work to limit discrimination based on nationality, place of residence, or place of establishment in cross-border online transactions.

Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky Advises on Acquisition of Tapito


Partner Josef Aujezdsky of Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky lead the team that advised Livesport on its acquisition of Tapito from former owner Bolt Start Up Development a.s. Tapito is a tech start-up that operates an application that aggregates news, magazines, and blogs. Livesports added Tapito to its roster of websites and applications that covers thirty-eight sports and serves approximately 85 million monthly users. Financial details were not disclosed.

MKA Advises on Acquisition of Pragosport


Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky advised Livesport on its acquisition of Pragosport. Pragosport specializes in the acquisition of and dissemination of media rights, including TV rights, internet rights, mobile rights, streaming rights, and rights to betting. Pragosport works with sponsors who utilize the platforms to market to consumers and further use media rights for sponsorship projects. Pragosport currently owns among others the television rights to the Czech Republic’s first and second football leagues through 2024. Financial details were not disclosed.