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Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AustriaEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte represents an impressive range of luxury brands in matters relating to trade mark infringements, design disputes, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting. The practice is 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, technology and retail sectors as well as the world of art and film.

Work highlights

Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte represented Salesforce against Boatforce in opposition proceedings before the Austrian Patent Office.

Notable practitioners

Georg Schönherr is well regarded for his expertise in trade mark matters, including infringements, litigation, and portfolio management. His clients include international luxury brands and domestic as well as foreign telecommunications providers.

Markus Grötschl is well regarded for his expertise in design law. He further advises on various IP mandates, including trade mark, patent and copyright issues as well as anti-counterfeiting and unfair competition. His client roster includes key players from the technology field and various luxury brands.

Thomas Adocker is commended for his expertise in patent law and experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He further assists clients from the manufacturing and telecommunications industries with unfair competition matters and licensing agreements. One interviewee lauds: "I can warmly recommend the law firm, especially Mr Adocker."

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Austria

Intellectual Property


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