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Intellectual Property
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Provided by Christian Schumacher

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Professional Memberships

Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (board member), AIPPI, INTA, Marques (team member)

Publications

Editor-in-chief of main Austrian IP-specialist law journal; Co-editor of trademark commentary regularly cited by the courts (Kucsko/Schumacher, marken.schutz); Author of several publications in IP field

Personal

University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1999, Mag. iur. 1994)

New York University (LL.M. 1998)

Practice Areas

Intellectual property law, unfair competition law, media law

Career

Christian Schumacher is a partner at Schoenherr, where he focuses on intellectual property and unfair competition law. He regularly advises Austrian and international clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular on trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, including domain name disputes. He represents clients in conflicts, both in pre-trial negotiations and in the various types of court and administrative litigation. His area of specialisation also includes media law. He is a regular contributor to the Austrian commercial law journal ecolex and author and co-author of several publications in the trademark, copyright and media law field as well as a lecturer on intellectual property law on the University of Vienna and professional training courses in preparation for the bar exam on AWAK.

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Intellectual Property - Austria
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Band 2

Christian Schumacher is well known for his cross-border trade mark work that often has EU-wide implications. He covers all areas of trade mark mandates, such as injunctions, registrations and enforcements, litigation, and certification marks. One client enthuses: "He is a good strategic thinker who also has an uncanny feel for our corporate culture. He is not only a great lawyer, he is also a good sparring partner for discussing decisions."

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