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Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 1AustriaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Increasingly visible firm, moving up to the top ranking due to its IP service comprising patent and trade mark-related advice, including portfolio management and infringement litigation. Additional experience in domain name as well as licence agreements and copyright disputes. Also assists with counterfeiting and customs measures. Attracts clients from various industries, including fintech, food and drink, life sciences and construction.

Strengths

Source endorse the firm's efficiency, stating: "All the partners are helpful, and in terms of responsiveness they deserve a gold medal. They also guarantee high quality."

One client enthuses: "It is a think-tank of great and curious minds which no other firm can offer at this level." 

Work highlights

Represented KP-Tec in proceedings against a competitor regarding a manufacturing technology patent.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Schnider is best known for his work on trade marks, frequently representing clients in infringement proceedings. He also assists with licensing matters. Clients commend his "pragmatic, concise, customer-tailored and clear advice," adding: "He is extremely tech-savvy, provides ultra-fast turnaround times and is fun and smooth to work with."

Constantin Kletzer advises clients from a range of sectors, including gaming and media, on both contentious and non-contentious trade mark issues. He also assists with patent litigation and licence agreements. One interviewee states: "Constantin Kletzer is a brilliant attorney with excellent legal skills. He is focused on the client's goals and needs, and delivers work results."

Max Mosing advises a diverse range of clients on trade mark issues. He also assists with e-commerce, licensing and copyright matters. One client states: "Due to his broad knowledge he has been able to coordinate our complex project."

Rainer Schultes is best known for his work on patent litigation, typically representing pharmaceutical companies. Schultes also assists with trade mark and licensing matters. One client endorses his clarity, stating: "I am impressed by how he can explain legal arguments so that we can understand them and learn to apply them on our own."

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Alexander Schnider
Band 3
Constantin Kletzer
Band 2
Max Mosing
Band 3
Rainer Schultes
Band 3