Our IP/IT practice group is one of the largest in Austria, and brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and dynamic problem-solving skills to this constantly developing area of law. Our energetic team advises leading national and international corporations in diverse industries, such as automotive, energy, financial services, trade and service, real estate, manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation, telecommunications, media, and technology.
We are particularly adept at handling unfair competition, data protection, e-commerce, trademarks, software licenses, contract drafting, and distribution systems. Special emphasis is placed on advising and representing clients dealing with complex competition-law issues.
Our fields of expertise include:
Unfair Competition Law:
Unfair competition (Federal Act Against Unfair Competition)
Distribution systems (in particular independent dealer, sales agent, and franchise agreements)
Contract drafting (purchase and customer agreements, B2B and B2C)
Contract forms and GTC
Advertising, online marketing, and targeting (particularly in the area of social media)
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
Intellectual property (copyright, trademark, design, and patent law )
IP due diligence
Management of IP rights (monitoring and administration)
Personality protection (especially damage to credit and insult to honor)
Outsourcing and service level agreements
Whistleblowing hotlines and ombudsmen
Software license agreements
License audits and software asset management
Additionally, in all of the above-mentioned areas:
Contract design and contract review
Enforcement, defense, and litigation
Compliance advice and compliance training
Preparation of legal opinions
World Trademark Review 2018
"provides assured leadership", "he works proficiently across the board"
World Trademark Review 201
"significant presence in the trademark arena
"‘professional and responsive’ practice is highly adept at handling trade mark work and exhibits particular expertise at the intersection of IP and competition law."