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Intellectual Property — Austria


Schoenherr - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Guido Kucsko is one of the best IP lawyers in Austria. He is particularly known for his focus on trade marks and is described by interviewees as an excellent trade mark litigator who is very pleasant to work with. He also advises on copyright matters.

Christian Schumacher is an established IP lawyer, best known for his expertise in advising on trade mark matters, including transfer of rights as well as defence of IP rights. He also has practical experience in defending his clients in such matters as colour use in trade marks, including related contentious proceedings. Clients say he is very persuasive when representing their interests. In addition to advising on Austrian IP issues, he also represents clients in the CEE countries.

Counsel Michael Woller enters the ranking this year as a result of positive feedback and visibility on the team's key instructions. He regularly assists with trade mark and domain name issues.

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Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Christian Gassauer-Fleissner is a market-leading patent lawyer, described as an "excellent patent litigator." Sources also note his pragmatic approach and his wealth of experience, with one interviewee adding: "He is creative and thinks about strategy."

Dominik Göbel climbs a tier up as a result of positive market feedback. He is an experienced patent lawyer respected by peers and valued by clients. A client says that "he is very responsive" as well as "very practical in his advice."

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GEISTWERT - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Constantin Kletzer offers all-inclusive IP advice, including acting on contentious matters relating to patents, trade marks and copyright as well as assisting with commercial aspects of IP rights. "I always choose him when I have someone difficult on the other side," a client says, while another notes his "pragmatic and speedy advice."

Max Mosing is respected by peers as a strong IP lawyer with a particular expertise in IT-related IP matters. He also acts for clients in relation to trade mark issues, including representation before EUIPO. "He really helps us with decisions and that's really what we need from lawyers. The advice is also always very clear," a client says.

Alexander Schnider acts on a wide range of IP work, including trade marks and patents. He also has expertise in advising on IP-related technology issues, including software development contracts and e-commerce. "I really like that he can pick up the phone and answer all of our questions, it does not have to be in a long e-mail," a client says.

Rainer Schultes is an IP lawyer assisting with patents, design rights and trade mark matters. A client appreciates his specific guidance on best options, praising "really clear advice."

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Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Georg Schönherr is a highly respected IP lawyer who advises on such issues as brand infringement, representing high-end brands, and also advises many pharmaceutical companies in relation to their trade marks. He also represents clients in related contentious matters. "He thinks outside the box. Sometimes you need a creative solution and he is really good at that. He looks at the big picture. He highlights all the risks," a client says.

Thomas Adocker is best known for his activity in patent litigation, where he advises clients from a broad range of sectors, including pharmaceutical companies. He recently represented Tajfun in patent infringement proceedings against Krpan and Raiffeisen.

Markus Grötschl is particularly well known for acting on design infringement cases, with a source saying: "He is the figure to go to for design cases." He also assists with other IP issues, such as reserving rights to a specific colour and trade mark infringement.

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Wiltschek Rechtsanwälte - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Lothar Wiltschek is one of the top-level IP lawyers in Austria. Sources particularly commend his leading expertise in patents and unfair competition. "He's great: if I had a major litigation, I would definitely go to him," a client says. Sources also highlight his many years of experience and academic credentials.

Up-and-coming David Plasser enters the rankings this year as a result of positive feedback and increasing visibility on the market. He assists clients with a wide range of IP work.

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CMS - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Egon Engin-Deniz is a notable IP lawyer, advising on a broad scope of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. "We are very pleased with him," a client says, describing him as "reliable and quick."

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DORDA - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Axel Anderl is a highly respected IP practitioner with a focus on IT matters, advising on copyright, trade mark infringement and unfair competition matters. Sources highlight his strong leadership skills and approachability as well as hands-on involvement in strategic cases. A client appreciates his proactive planning, saying: "He is constantly ahead of the game and you can really feel that."

Up-and-coming Andreas Seling acts on the team's key instructions, covering all aspects of IP law, including contentious matters. Clients praise his quick delivery and his offering of alternative solutions.

About the Team (content provided by DORDA)

DORDA provides proactive legal advice on a wide range of issues arising in connection both with "new" and "old" media. We assist market leaders as well as start-ups in matters of e-commerce, software, data protection, social media copyright and media law. We do have a strong focus on outsourcing, cloud-computing and software projects. Our team also offers a full range of legal services relating to the protection, exploitation and litigation of intellectual property rights. Further, we advise on all data protection issues, especially on the practical implementation around the General Data Protection Regulation. Our in-depth knowledge in the area of unfair competition and advertising law complements our expertise in IT and IP law.

Our services include:

  • E-commerce
  • Due Diligence
  • Legal assessment on start-ups
  • Outsourcing and supply management agreements
  • Data protection
  • Software license, soft- and hardware maintenance and housing agreements
  • Distribution and franchise agreements
  • Social media
  • Trademark and design patent registrations
  • Enforcement and defense of trademark, copyright, design and patent rights
  • Advice on unfair competition issues (e.g. advertising law, domain disputes)
  • Copyright levies
  • Media law
  • Data center
  • Advice on electronic payment systems
  • Location Based Services

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Wolf Theiss - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Georg Kresbach is a highly respected IP lawyer who assists clients in court as well as advising on general IP-related issues. A client says: "He is strong in negotiations and very solution-oriented. He is very experienced in a courtroom and always finds the right language to address our position and concerns."

About the Team (content provided by Wolf Theiss)

Intellectual Property is part of Wolf Theiss' firm-wide Intellectual Property & Information Technology practice, comprising more than 30 lawyers working in 13 offices.  We represent clients in all types of intellectual property claims, including unfair business practices and comparative advertisements as well as contract disputes related to IP.

Our team has extensive expertise in handling all aspects of patent litigation; including related arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, as well as the protection of know-how and trade secrets. We advise on intellectual property strategy, including dealing with related aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional M&A transactions and assisting with transfer and licensing agreements.

Our team's sector expertise and experience spans a wide range of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, technology, media, energy, retail, e-commerce, luxury brands, fashion, cosmetics and personal care, financial services, telecommunications and education.



 




 






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Baker McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Martina Grama is a well-recognised IP lawyer. She assists with trade mark portfolio management as well as representing clients in contentious cases.

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BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Ivo Rungg is a well-regarded IP lawyer who advises on a variety of IP issues, including trade mark portfolio management, licensing and protection from infringement, including anti-counterfeiting matters. A client praises him for his "solution-oriented attitude," as well as being "reasonable and very practical."

Hellmut Buchroithner focuses on trade mark and copyright issues. "He has a sound understanding of clients’ needs and is committed, friendly and easy-going," a client reports.

About the Team (content provided by BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH)

Binder Grösswang advises clients on all legal aspects and issues of contractual arrangements regarding the marketing and web-related matters, product design and labelling as well as intellectual property. We check advertising campaigns with regard to unfair competition, e-commerce regulations and other advertising laws for their permissibility and represent our clients in proceedings arising from competition infringements or violations of their intellectual property or copyrights. The national and international protection of trademarks, product names and designs by registrations, monitoring and defence, as well as their protection and enforcement, constitute a further focal point of our activity. In addition, we give advice on agency,  transfer, co-existence and licence agreements.

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Advertising: Unfair competition and labelling, media, e-commerce, internet and domain law, food and pharmaceuticals law, direct marketing
Data protection law
Intellectual property (IP): Trademark, patent and design rights, protection against product piracy, copyright
IP and IT transactions: IP due diligence, licence, transfer and purchase agreements, software and hardware contracts, co-operation and delimitation agreements
Litigation and representation before national and international courts and authorities

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Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Martin Reinisch is well respected for his IP litigation practice, where he assists clients with contentious trade mark, design and copyright issues. A client reports that his "responsiveness is excellent," adding that "he is great at considering the strategic approach to issues."

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bkp – Brauneis Klauser Prändl is one of Austria's leading business law firms. The firm is known for providing clients with high-profile services along with efficient and target-oriented advice. Due to its organizational structure bkp is particularly flexible and quick in advising and representing clients in all aspects of business law.

The firm is appreciated not only for its legal expertise, but also for its lawyers' hard work, commitment and availability. When advising clients, the firm considers it a matter of course to take into consideration the respective client’s economic background and entrepreneurial goals.


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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Christof Pöchhacker is held in high esteem by his peers as a very accomplished IP lawyer. He assists with contentious issues as well as IP rights management and protection matters. He also advises on unfair competition cases.

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Taylor Wessing - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Martin Prohaska-Marchried advises on a broad range of IP matters, including contentious as well as transactional and portfolio management matters. He also acts on unfair competition cases. He recently represented Eternit on an invalidity action case before EUIPO.

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Band 1

Christian Gassauer-Fleissner

Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Global guide

Christian Gassauer-Fleissner is a market-leading patent lawyer, described as an "excellent patent litigator." Sources also note his pragmatic approach and his wealth of experience, with one interviewee adding: "He is creative and thinks about strategy."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Schoenherr

From the Chambers Global guide

Guido Kucsko is one of the best IP lawyers in Austria. He is particularly known for his focus on trade marks and is described by interviewees as an excellent trade mark litigator who is very pleasant to work with. He also advises on copyright matters. 

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Wiltschek Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Global guide

Lothar Wiltschek is one of the top-level IP lawyers in Austria. Sources particularly commend his leading expertise in patents and unfair competition. "He's great: if I had a major litigation, I would definitely go to him," a client says. Sources also highlight his many years of experience and academic credentials.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

DORDA

From the Chambers Global guide

Axel Anderl is a highly respected IP practitioner with a focus on IT matters, advising on copyright, trade mark infringement and unfair competition matters. Sources highlight his strong leadership skills and approachability as well as hands-on involvement in strategic cases. A client appreciates his proactive planning, saying: "He is constantly ahead of the game and you can really feel that."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Egon Engin-Deniz is a notable IP lawyer, advising on a broad scope of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. "We are very pleased with him," a client says, describing him as "reliable and quick."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Constantin Kletzer

GEISTWERT

From the Chambers Global guide

Constantin Kletzer offers all-inclusive IP advice, including acting on contentious matters relating to patents, trade marks and copyright as well as assisting with commercial aspects of IP rights. "I always choose him when I have someone difficult on the other side," a client says, while another notes his "pragmatic and speedy advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Georg Kresbach is a highly respected IP lawyer who assists clients in court as well as advising on general IP-related issues. A client says: "He is strong in negotiations and very solution-oriented. He is very experienced in a courtroom and always finds the right language to address our position and concerns."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Barbara Kuchar of KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is held in high esteem by her peers for her broad IP expertise, with a particular focus on trade mark and related litigation. She is also engaged in design work. Clients particularly praise her "technical knowledge, commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service." She recently advised Amazon Europe Core on the trade name use rights in Austria.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Christof Pöchhacker

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Christof Pöchhacker is held in high esteem by his peers as a very accomplished IP lawyer. He assists with contentious issues as well as IP rights management and protection matters. He also advises on unfair competition cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Georg Schönherr is a highly respected IP lawyer who advises on such issues as brand infringement, representing high-end brands, and also advises many pharmaceutical companies in relation to their trade marks. He also represents clients in related contentious matters. "He thinks outside the box. Sometimes you need a creative solution and he is really good at that. He looks at the big picture. He highlights all the risks," a client says.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Christian Schumacher

Schoenherr

From the Chambers Global guide

Christian Schumacher is an established IP lawyer, best known for his expertise in advising on trade mark matters, including transfer of rights as well as defence of IP rights. He also has practical experience in defending his clients in such matters as colour use in trade marks, including related contentious proceedings. Clients say he is very persuasive when representing their interests. In addition to advising on Austrian IP issues, he also represents clients in the CEE countries.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

CIZEK | IP

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Cizek of CIZEK | IP is described by clients as "a very practical and effective" IP lawyer. He advises on a wide range of IP work, with a strength in trade mark infringement and related contentious matters.

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Band 3

Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Global guide

Dominik Göbel climbs a tier up as a result of positive market feedback. He is an experienced patent lawyer respected by peers and valued by clients. A client says that "he is very responsive" as well as "very practical in his advice." 

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

GEISTWERT

From the Chambers Global guide

Max Mosing is respected by peers as a strong IP lawyer with a particular expertise in IT-related IP matters. He also acts for clients in relation to trade mark issues, including representation before EUIPO. "He really helps us with decisions and that's really what we need from lawyers. The advice is also always very clear," a client says.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Martin Reinisch is well respected for his IP litigation practice, where he assists clients with contentious trade mark, design and copyright issues. A client reports that his "responsiveness is excellent," adding that "he is great at considering the strategic approach to issues."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Ivo Rungg is a well-regarded IP lawyer who advises on a variety of IP issues, including trade mark portfolio management, licensing and protection from infringement, including anti-counterfeiting matters. A client praises him for his "solution-oriented attitude," as well as being "reasonable and very practical."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Alexander Schnider

GEISTWERT

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Schnider acts on a wide range of IP work, including trade marks and patents. He also has expertise in advising on IP-related technology issues, including software development contracts and e-commerce. "I really like that he can pick up the phone and answer all of our questions, it does not have to be in a long e-mail," a client says.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

GEISTWERT

From the Chambers Global guide

Rainer Schultes is an IP lawyer assisting with patents, design rights and trade mark matters. A client appreciates his specific guidance on best options, praising "really clear advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Adocker is best known for his activity in patent litigation, where he advises clients from a broad range of sectors, including pharmaceutical companies. He recently represented Tajfun in patent infringement proceedings against Krpan and Raiffeisen.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Hellmut Buchroithner

BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Hellmut Buchroithner focuses on trade mark and copyright issues. "He has a sound understanding of clients’ needs and is committed, friendly and easy-going," a client reports.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Baker McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Martina Grama is a well-recognised IP lawyer. She assists with trade mark portfolio management as well as representing clients in contentious cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Markus Grötschl is particularly well known for acting on design infringement cases, with a source saying: "He is the figure to go to for design cases." He also assists with other IP issues, such as reserving rights to a specific colour and trade mark infringement.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Martin Prohaska-Marchried

Taylor Wessing

From the Chambers Global guide

Martin Prohaska-Marchried advises on a broad range of IP matters, including contentious as well as transactional and portfolio management matters. He also acts on unfair competition cases. He recently represented Eternit on an invalidity action case before EUIPO.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Wiltschek Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming David Plasser enters the rankings this year as a result of positive feedback and increasing visibility on the market. He assists clients with a wide range of IP work.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

DORDA

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming Andreas Seling acts on the team's key instructions, covering all aspects of IP law, including contentious matters. Clients praise his quick delivery and his offering of alternative solutions.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Schoenherr

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Michael Woller enters the ranking this year as a result of positive feedback and visibility on the team's key instructions. He regularly assists with trade mark and domain name issues.

^ See whole ranking table