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DORDA

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

DORDA is an established practice with notable strength in unfair competition disputes as well as IT-related copyright issues. The team has further experience in contentious trade mark and patent matters, such as opposition and infringement proceedings. DORDA also offers assistance with trade mark portfolio work and acts for clients from a range of sectors, including technology, transport, life sciences and arts and media.

Strengths

One client lauds the practice's client service, stating: "Overall, we have a very good impression of the firm. The advice was very good technically and the support as a client was excellent. A contact person was available at all times and solutions were easily found."

Another client enthuses: "They always deliver very promptly and put themselves in the shoes of the client. They are looking for solutions rather than just finding problems."

Work highlights

DORDA represented ÖBB in trade mark disputes before the Austrian Patent Office.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Seling assists clients with a wide range of IP mandates, including unfair competition, trade mark issues and know-how protection. One client describes him as "very precise and responsive," and another adds: "He is very reliable and experienced."

Axel Anderl is praised for his IT-related IP work, including work on copyright levies and trade mark issues. He also possesses high expertise in unfair competition matters. One client enthuses: "He is just a very experienced and pragmatic partner. He is able to grasp things really quickly, it's really quite impressive."

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Overview

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

Members

Anderl, Axel (Head of Department)

Ciarnau, Alexandra

Klammer, Alona

Seling, Andreas

Tlapak, Nino

Intellectual Property

DORDA

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Location

Universitätsring 10

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 8 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

DORDA advises Guidepost in $35M funding round in Tractive

Authors: Nino Tlapak, Tibor Varga, Christian Ritschka, Bernhard Rieder, Bernhard Heinzl, Elisabeth König, Lisa Kulmer

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Austria

Intellectual Property


Andreas Seling
Band 4
Axel Anderl
Band 1