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BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy practice primarily advising on trade marks, including licensing, registration, counterfeit issues and protection. Also assists with unfair competition and product labelling issues. Assists clients from a wide range of industries, including multinationals and their subsidiaries, with IP issues in Austria.

Strengths

One source praises the firm's service, stating: "They are very responsive and really understand what we as clients need. They are exactly the partners we need for developing our business."

Work highlights

Assisted ZKW Group with the development of a global system for handling patents within its subsidiaries in Europe, China and Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Department head Ivo Rungg assists several larger businesses with their portfolio management and other trade mark issues. He also advises on unfair competition and copyright matters. One interviewee says: "He is a truly bright and focused attorney who is very effective and hands-on. If you need a tough negotiator with enthusiasm and true dedication he is the right choice."

Michael Horak is best known for combining his strengths in IT and IP law to advise on trade mark infringement, copyrights and unfair competition matters. One impressed interviewee states: "He is very approachable and solution-oriented and has a very good feeling for what can actually be achieved. Furthermore, his knowledge of recent case law is very impressive and he really knows how to apply it in a practical way."

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Overview

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.

FOCUS
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

Clients

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

ESIM Chemicals

Hotel Imperial Vienna

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

Lionstar Inc

Riedel Group (Riedel Glassware)

The LVMH Group

THQ Nordic AB

Vorarlberger Landes- und Hypothekenbank Aktiengesellschaft

Xerox Austria GmbH

Industries

Charities / Not for Profit

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Government

Industrial Engineering

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Intellectual Property Department

BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Department location

Sterngasse 13

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Intellectual Property


Michael Horak
Band 3