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Schoenherr

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 1AustriaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding firm offering all-inclusive IP advice. Strong focus on contentious IP matters, including copyright, trade secrets, trade mark infringement and enforcement litigation. 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. Notable presence in domain name and anti-piracy matters and increasingly active on trade secrets matters.

Strengths

One client praises the team for its "competent and comprehensive advice, excellent expertise as well as quick and goal-oriented execution."

Another interviewee describes the team as "very good negotiators with a great understanding of business."

Work highlights

Represented AnovonA in trade mark opposition proceedings initiated by an international competitor relating to its trade mark AMINEO.

Notable practitioners

Christian Schumacher is best known for his expertise in cross-border IP litigation and tackling Europe-wide enforcement. He also assists with all facets of trade marks including certification marks, cancellations and unfair competition matters. Clients attest to his "very deep IP knowledge."

Dominik Hofmarcher enters the rankings due to his increasing presence on the IP scene, particularly in the areas of copyright, trade mark matters, unfair competition and trade secrets.

Leading IP lawyer Guido Kucsko is renowned for his work primarily in trade mark litigation and clearance as well as copyright matters. He is also highly specialised in art law. One client states: "His consultations provide a valuable basis for strategic decisions. We are kept informed about all steps, and the reporting system is excellent."

Michael Woller runs a broad practice, advising on trade mark litigation, portfolio strategy, advertising and domain name disputes.

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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.

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Intellectual Property Department

Schoenherr

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Schottenring 19

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Christian Schumacher
Band 2
Dominik Hofmarcher
Up and Coming
Guido Kucsko
Band 1
Michael Woller
Band 4