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Wolf Theiss

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Well-reputed firm with a key IP practice, assisting domestic and international clients, including technology and media companies, as well as medical product manufacturers. Advises on patent, copyright, unfair competition and trade mark mandates. Further strength in the negotiation of licensing agreements and contentious matters, such as infringement of personality rights. Frequently active as local counsel and on mandates that have parallel proceedings abroad.

Strengths

One client states: "The cooperation is very smooth; the team at Wolf Theiss knows what is important to us and their advice is therefore on point and practically effective."

Work highlights

Represented PopSockets in proceedings before the Commercial Court of Vienna against two retailers in Austria for violations of trade mark and Community design laws in the area of smartphone handles and stands.

Notable practitioners

Practice area head Georg Kresbach advises on all areas of IP law, predominantly in the life sciences, new media and retail industries. A source describes him as "proactive, responsive, and impressive."

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Overview

Intellectual Property is part of Wolf Theiss' firm-wide Intellectual Property & Information Technology practice, comprising more than 30 lawyers working in 13 offices.  We represent clients in all types of intellectual property areas, including unfair business practices and comparative advertisements as well as contract disputes related to IP.

Our team has extensive expertise in handling all aspects of IP litigation including injunction for patents, trademarks, copyrights and design rights as well as the protection of know-how and trade secrets. We advise on intellectual property strategy, including dealing with related aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional M&A transactions and assisting with transfer and licensing agreements.

Our team's sector expertise and experience span a wide range of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, technology, media, energy, retail, e-commerce, luxury brands, fashion, cosmetics and personal care, financial services, telecommunications and education.

Members

Kresbach, Georg (Head of Department)

Jergolla-Wagner, Maren

Marko, Roland

Pomorski, Paulina

Weber, Martin

Wrabetz, Phillip

Zemann, Adolf

Zhang, Elisabeth

Clients

Apple

B. Braun Melsungen

Cineplexx / Constantin Film

Colgate Palmolive

Crocs

Disney

Eckes-Granini

Facebook

Google Austria

Hairdreams

KELAG

Lego

Microsoft

OBI

Samsung

YouTube

Industries

Cosmetics

Education

Energy

Fashion

Financial Services

Healthcare

Life Sciences

Luxury Brands

Media

Pharmaceuticals

Retail

Technology

Telecommunications

Intellectual Property Department

Wolf Theiss

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Department location

Schubertring 6

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Georg Kresbach
Band 2