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KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Best known for its work on advertising and marketing mandates. Also assists with trade mark and copyright matters. Further strengths include distribution issues such as unfair competition, licensing, e-commerce issues and trade secrets.

Strengths

One interviewee describes the team as "well connected to the local scene, with good insight, and very passionate with a high degree of motivation."

Work highlights

Provides ongoing advice to De’ Longhi Kenwood on various advertising and marketing matters.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Kuchar advises on trade mark matters including cancellations, infringements and prosecutions. She also assists with matters pertaining to copyright and licensing. One interviewee says: "She is both very pragmatic in non-contentious matters and very tough in litigation. I have not hesitated in the past to recommend her to others."

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Overview

The Practice

The IP team headed by Barbara Kuchar advises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious IP law, in particular trademark, patent, design and design patent and unfair competition law including the protection of trade secrets and data.

The IP practice has three specific focus areas:

  1. Contentious work, most notably contentious trademark, design, design patent work and unfair competition proceedings, including the protection of trade secrets.
  2. Strategic prosecution work, in particular in relation to the management and positioning of large trademark portfolios for domestic and international clients.
  3. Soft IP and non-contentious IP matters leveraging the capabilities of KWR´s large commercial department for all kinds of license, acquisition and joint venture agreements with an IP and also IT background.

The Team

The IP team is highly specialized and lean and its head Barbara Kuchar works with one paralegal and one associate. An expansion of the team with an attorney in IP and a stronger focus on IT and Tech IP will follow soon.

Members

Kuchar, Barbara (Head of Department)

Cichocki, Arno

Held, Jennifer

Schmidinger, Paul

Industries

Airline

Clothing

Food Products

Luxury Goods

Pharmaceuticals

Telecommunication

Trading

Intellectual Property Department

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Department location

Fleischmarkt 1

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Barbara Kuchar
Band 2