Wolf Theiss – Austria 2022
The IP practice of this full-service firm has a strong market image in both soft and hard IP. The firm has a particular strength in complex proceedings with an international flavour. Highlights include litigation for Youtube/Google Austria and Facebook in ground-breaking proceedings.
The team’s experience in copyrights plays a key role. It recently brought this into play for Walt Disney. In patents, the firm is active in international proceedings, in the life sciences sector above all. It litigated here for Edwards Lifesciences in the pan-European dispute against Meril over heart catheters.
Unlike competitors such as Dorda, the firm has not yet succeeded in raising the visibility of its mid-ranking lawyers around Georg Kresbach. This is an important step for the team’s long-term positioning.
1 partner, 5 associates, 4 trainee lawyers
Broad IP practice (trademarks, design law, fair trading and copyright law). Patent infringement proceedings. Advice on the interface with IT law and integrated in the firm’s M&A practice. Focus on the healthcare, pharma and consumer goods sectors.
Litigation: Edwards Lifesciences against Meril over heart catheters (public knowledge); Effer (claimant) against Palfinger over cranes; forestry company on transfer of inventions; pharma company on co-ownership of inventions.