Dorda – Austria 2021
This IP team is one of the challengers to the market leaders and scores points with clients for its integrated advice on the interface between IP and IT law. The team led by the renowned Axel Anderl boasts a wealth of experience in data protection and copyright law. Recent work for the European Commission on an expert opinion for new rules on data portability and cloud service switching underscored its reputation.
The team brings this experience into play when providing all-round advice on digitalisation, where clients include banks and insurers. Above all, with primarily IT-driven businesses that put their trust in Dorda. Online passenger transport company Bolt hired the firm to defend it in the unfair competition dispute against Taxi40100, and Airbnb relied on the firm in the dispute with the City of Vienna over subletting community housing. In know-how protection, Huawei trusts the team in the legislative process concerning 5G network expansion.
The firm is less active, but well-positioned, in patent litigation. Rising star Bernhard Heinzl is carving out a profile, which is an important step in solidifying and building on the market position of the practice overall and patent litigation in particular.
Patent litigation. Advice and litigation for companies with a strong IT background; high level of specialisation on the interface between IP and IT.
Axel Anderl (“highly skilled in IT projects”, client)
2 partners, 3 associates, 5 trainee lawyers
Greater IP focus on trademarks and unfair competition, incl. copyright. Specialties in utility models and patent law, mainly infringement and nullity suits. Transactional advice.
Litigation: Actial as intervener for Ferring (defendant) against competition association over probiotic food supplement. Advice: RS Digital on licensing contract for AI-based camera systems for sports facilities; Huawei on know-how protection in legislative process concerning 5G network expansion; ongoing patent, trademarks and unfair competition work for Echosens.