Managing Partner: Dr Hannes Burger
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Slovakian, Spanish
The head office of ABP in Windischgarsten, Austria, the home town of Managing Partner Dr. Hannes Burger, was founded in 2008. In recent years, ABP has opened further offices to cover the whole German-speaking market. The branch office in Vienna is headed by cooperating partner Sabine Mahringer, Austrian Attorney-at-Law. Through its Munich office headed by Partner Dr. Katarina Casals Ide, ABP can more directly interact with the European Patent Office so as to handle clients’ issues personally and faster. A further office is located in Zurich, Switzerland. This constellation of offices is absolutely unique – there is no other IP law firm in Austria that can demonstrate such structure.
Since its foundation, ABP’s main area of practice has been intellectual property. The firm consists of a large, synchronised and experienced team of Attorneys-at-Law, cooperating Patent Attorneys, searchers and technical engineers (in total more than 50 employees). The team is highly motivated and communicates by means of state-of-the-art media. One major goal of ABP is the synchronisation of know-how and experience among its practitioners in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In regular meetings, the practitioners discuss recent case law and developments in the legal systems. This gives the team a deep insight into the different systems and enables ABP to provide comprehensive counselling for each client.
Main Areas of Practice:
ABP offers the complete range of legal services with respect to patents, trademarks, registered designs, internet domains, IP contracts and agreements, IP disputes/conflict resolution and intellectual property searches. Companies all over the world benefit from the concentration of ABP’s know-how in the special field of intellectual property, regardless of whether matters in the USA, Europe, Russia or Asia are concerned.
Managing Partner Dr. Hannes Burger, who is an Austrian Attorney-at-Law and a European Attorney-at-Law admitted to the Munich Bar Association, has been specialised in intellectual property rights for many years and advises and represents clients in IP related prosecution and litigation matters nationally and internationally. He has experience in IP-related negotiations (e.g. contract negotiations) not only in Europe, but also in Asia and in the US. His special focus is on national and international patent law as well as related legal and technical disputes.
Partner since foundation of ABP Dr. Clemens Ofner, Austrian Attorney-at-Law and European Attorney-at-Law admitted to the Munich Bar Association, has been specialised in intellectual property rights for many years, too. He also advises and represents clients in IP related prosecution and litigation matters nationally and internationally. His special focus is on Austrian, European and international trademark, design, copyright, domain and competition law, IP contracts and the monitoring of IP rights.
Partner Dr. Katarina Casals Ide, Austrian Attorney-at-Law and European Attorney-at-Law admitted to the Munich Bar Association, has a special focus on Austrian, European and international patent, trademark, design and competition law, IP-related contracts, particularly in the fields of IP and know-how transfer, research and development, confidentiality and licensing as well as prosecution and enforcement in Asian countries in close cooperation with local partners.
The client base of ABP Attorneys Burger and Partner is a longstanding and strong one, with very interesting and large prosecution projects. Almost all clients are internationally operating companies from the industrial sector (many of them are well-known and global players in their respective sectors) with revenues in the hundreds of millions of Euros. Contacts: Dr Hannes Burger, Dr Clemens Ofner, Dr Katarina Casals Ide Tel: +43 7562 20531 Email: [email protected]