Taylor Wessing LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Assists with various trade mark matters, including portfolio management, registrations and opposition proceedings, as well as representing clients in IP disputes. Further strength in unfair competition and licensing agreements for the use of copyrighted material. Acts for well-known Austrian clients across a number of sectors such as manufacturing, food and retail and pharmaceuticals. Also advises international corporations on IP issues in Austria.

Strengths A client commends the team's service orientation, highlighting its "responsiveness and excellent adaptation to our needs."

Another client praises the "excellent business-related advice, true network of legal experts and fast support in all matters addressed."

Work highlights Represented Continental in opposition proceedings against an Austrian word and figurative trade mark.

Notable practitioners

Martin Prohaska-Marchried
regularly advises clients on international trade mark and domain portfolios. He additionally acts on opposition and infringement proceedings concerning trade marks and designs. Moreover he assists with unfair competition matters and co-existence agreements. Clients appreciate Prohaska-Marchried for being a "pragmatic and reliable" adviser.