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Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Best known for its significant focus on trade marks, with a particular strength in litigation, including trade secrets disputes and cancellation proceedings. Further experience in the area of parallel imports and copyright mandates. Represents clients from a plethora of industries such as food, life sciences, media, manufacturing and hospitality. Acts in cooperation with its international network on cases with parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions.

Strengths

One client particularly commends the team's communication skills, stating: "They produce good-quality work and are very responsive, knowledgeable and easy to reach. They communicate on our level so that we understand and can get to the heart of the matter."

Another client adds: "They are very good experts in their field and have impressed us both on the quality as well as the speed of resolution and answers."

Work highlights

Assisted Unser Ö-Bonus Club with the trade mark aspects of the setting up of its loyalty card scheme.

Notable practitioners

Egon Engin-Deniz is best known for his work on trade mark matters, assisting with infringement proceedings, portfolio management and parallel imports. He also assists with copyright and unfair competition issues. One client states: "He checks all possibilities and informs his client about risks and chances. I have dealt with many lawyers and he is by far the best."

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Overview

Intellectual property (IP) represents one of the most important resources a company can have, and CMS helps clients to secure and protect such strategic assets.

What distinguishes our IP team is the combination of deep local expertise with the ability to collaborate across borders and to coordinate projects across jurisdictions.

We can provide our advice, both for local and international markets, in the following areas:

  • Brands, trademarks and passing-off
  • Patents
  • Technical expertise and confidential information
  • Industrial design rights
  • Copyright
  • Competition law
  • Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy
  • Customs proceedings, parallel import- and grey market issues
  • Contracts for the protection, management and exploitation of IP rights including strategic alliances, technology transfer, licensing,franchising and merchandising
  • Evaluation of IP portfolios in the course of due diligence proceedings
  • Databases

CMS is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Austrian Trademark Association, etc. The team members frequently participate in roundtables and seminars covering IP matters. The Department Head, Dr Egon Engin-Deniz, is also a University lecturer on the topic of trademark law and is a member of the Investment Punk Academy.

Members

Engin-Deniz, Egon

Lederer, Hans

Leopold, Saskia

Staber, Gabriela

Clients

Backaldrin

Europack

Falco Private Trust

FIFA

F-Star

GE Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson

Marriott

Microsoft

Österreich Werbung

Panasonic

Ronja

Sky

Syngenta

Trumer

UEFA

Industries

Automotive

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer products

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Intellectual Property Department

CMS

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Department location

Gauermanngasse 2-4

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

1010

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Intellectual Property


Egon Engin-Deniz
Band 2