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Schoenherr

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Schoenherr is an outstanding firm offering all-inclusive IP advice. The team has a strong focus on contentious IP matters, including patent, trade secrets, trade mark infringement and enforcement litigation. The practice possesses further strength in transaction-related IP issues as well as trade mark portfolio management, frequently coordinating measures across its broad network of offices in the CEE region. Schoenherr has a notable presence in domain name and anti-piracy matters and is active on trade secrets matters.

Strengths

One satisfied client comments: "The cooperation with the intellectual property department is smooth and to our complete satisfaction. The bundled know-how of this department is extraordinary and from our point of view there are no issues that cannot be solved by it." The client adds: "We feel that we are well looked after and advised by the entire team, both on a personal and a professional level."

Work highlights

Schoenherr represented mysuperbrand in proceedings before the EUIPO and General Court regarding the invalidation of the trade mark Medical Beauty Research.

Notable practitioners

Christian Schumacher is well known for his cross-border trade mark work that often has EU-wide implications. He covers all areas of trade mark mandates, such as injunctions, registrations and enforcements, litigation, and certification marks. One client enthuses: "He is a good strategic thinker who also has an uncanny feel for our corporate culture. He is not only a great lawyer, he is also a good sparring partner for discussing decisions."

Dominik Hofmarcher 's activity covers a broad array of IP mandates, including trade mark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition matters. He also advises clients on IT-related IP issues. One client notes: "Dr Hofmarcher convinces with his friendly, cooperative and technically very competent manner. Concerns, orders and questions are always dealt with to our complete satisfaction, promptly, competently and always solution-oriented."

Michael Woller is particularly active coordinating Schoenherr's IP mandates in the CEE region. He advises on the full spectrum of trade mark issues, as well as patent, copyright, trade secret and domain name matters. One client attests: "Dr Woller convinces with his friendly and very solution-oriented manner. Technical topics are dealt with competently, accurately and very quickly, so that we always feel well advised and looked after."

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Overview

The Schoenherr ip practice has long-standing experience in the full range of IP, including trademark, design, patent, copyright and unfair competition matters.

Its members frequently represent parties in ground-breaking court cases in national and European courts. The team is also active in brand enforcement such as combating product and software piracy, including customs seizures and domain disputes.

The practice group is particularly strong in trademark and design prosecution and portfolio management. It also offers an integrated service on contentious and non-contentious ip, it, and technology-related issues and advises on m&a and finance transactions with an ip focus.

Members

Schumacher, Christian (Head of Department)

Woller, Michael (Head of Department)

Hofmarcher, Dominik

Intellectual Property

Schoenherr

firm
Location

Schottenring 19

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Christian Schumacher
Band 2
Dominik Hofmarcher
Up and Coming
Michael Woller
Band 4