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Michael Horak

Vienna, Austria Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Intellectual Property
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Michael Horak is best known for combining his strengths in IT and IP law to advise on trade mark infringement, copyrights and unfair competition matters. One impressed interviewee stated: "He is very approachable and solution-oriented and has a very good feeling for what can actually be achieved. Furthermore, his knowledge of recent case law is very impressive and he really knows how to apply it in a practical way."
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Michael is counsel in the team for IP, Digital Law and Information Technology. He supports businesses and creative entrepreneurs in protecting and defending their trademarks, works and know-how in and out of court. He regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Austrian Patent Office and the EUIPO as well as civil and criminal courts, in particular in landmark proceedings before the Austrian Supreme Court.

Career

He began his career as an assistant at the Institute of Criminal Law at the University of Salzburg, worked as an associate and attorney for renowned commercial law firms in Vienna. Since 2019, Michael has been Counsel at Binder Grösswang. He studied at the Universities of Salzburg, La Rochelle (France) and Münster (Germany) (Dr. iur. 2001, Mag. iur. 1999) and completed postgraduate studies (LL.M.) at the London School of Economics. Michael completed all his studies with distinction.

Professional Memberships

Michael is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), the copyright committee of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (ÖV).

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