DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AustriaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Represents an impressive range of luxury brands in matters relating to trade mark infringements, design disputes, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting. Particularly recognised for its substantial involvement in contentious mandates, including patent litigation and opposition proceedings, and also manages trade mark portfolios. Further clientele comprises companies from the life sciences, automotive and retail sectors as well as the world of art and film.

Strengths

One interviewee says: "They have very good clients and do a good job. They have been around for a long time and still keep their high quality."

Another source describes the team as "very fast and client-oriented."

Work highlights

Represented Sandoz in litigation against Genentech and Roche relating to alleged patent infringements for the production of rituximab.

Notable practitioners

Georg Schönherr is hailed for his strength in trade mark law, assisting clients from various industries with portfolio management, counterfeiting matters, litigation and enforcement. He also assists with parallel imports and other unfair competition issues. One client states: "He does everything very well and precisely."

Markus Grötschl advises on trade mark and unfair competition issues across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, fashion and media. A source says: "He is very well known in trade mark and design. Whenever I have an issue I need to handle, I contact Markus. He is very intelligent, diligent and responsive."

Thomas Adocker is best known for his work on patent infringement litigation, as well as assisting with licensing and counterfeit matters. One interviewee attests: "I would recommend him for patent litigation; he is very diligent and intelligent and has a very good understanding of pharmaceuticals and technology."

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Georg Schönherr
Band 2
Markus Grötschl
Band 3
Thomas Adocker
Band 4