This firm is a market leader in patents and boasts Austria’s best-known patent litigation team internationally. This is largely because numerous major life sciences companies entrust the practice with the Austrian part of their international litigation and advice in the background. Litigation for Novartis, for instance, is public knowledge. In these international cases, the IP practice works hand in hand with leading firms in other European jurisdictions but does not have any formal partnerships.Full Analysis
The five partners at this Vienna boutique have emerged as strong challengers to the market leaders. Competitors emphasise the team’s excellent visibility in IP litigation. One recent highlight was litigation for Red Bull against Bullsone, which led to a substantial expansion of trademark rights and an EU-wide injunction. A further example is the litigation for Russian optics producer Krasnogorsky Zavod against Lomographische AG concerning the enforcement of an arbitrator’s award and in a counterclaim under fair trading law. Partner Juliane Mess...Full Analysis
The IP team of this Vienna firm is among those challenging the market leaders in trademarks and unfair competition as well as patents. Highly regarded name partner Georg Schönherr has built up a team of well-known lawyers in all age groups and is strongly represented in litigation. Another pillar of the practice is action against product piracy for numerous well-known fashion brands including Armani, Dior and Gucci. Moose Knuckles and Puma are among the new clients entrusting the team with their cases. This work has grown overall as the rise in...Full Analysis
This firm enjoys a strong market image and sets itself apart from the competition with close cooperation between lawyers and patent attorneys. The patent attorneys are EPO-qualified and are based at the Munich office. Work centres on a growing patent filing practice on the one hand and solid trademark administration activity on the other. Patent prosecution work frequently gives rise to litigation. Mittelstand clients from a variety of sectors, most of whom are active internationally, trust in the firm for mechanical and electronics patents in ...Full Analysis
This IP practice can be found at the top of the market for trademarks and unfair competition and enjoys a good position in patents. In soft IP, the team uses a broad, professional trademark administration practice as the starting point for lucrative litigation work. The international setup with a strong foothold in Eastern Europe also plays an important role. Key clients include top tennis player Dominic Thiem and cosmetics company Mysuperbrand.Full Analysis
This Vienna IP boutique headed by two partners is among the firms with a strong visibility in IP litigation. The firm is active in numerous high-profile proceedings in trademarks and unfair competition as well as copyrights and patents. Although the small outfit is not a member of any formal international network, it is often involved in international patent cases, especially regarding pharma patents. Outstanding contacts among Austrian and international patent attorneys form the basis for this.Full Analysis
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.Full Analysis
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.Full Analysis
This Vienna IP firm is well positioned in patents as well as trademarks, unfair competition and copyrights. The international, often Mittelstand, client base frequently entrusts the firm with all-round IP. The team boasts a wealth of experience and activity in contract matters.Full Analysis
Outside of Vienna, this Innsbruck firm is one of few market players with an excellent name for all fields of IP law. This is largely thanks to the vast litigation experience of name partner Stefan Warbek’s as well as his excellent ties to several patent attorney firms.Full Analysis
The IP practice covers all intellectual property issues and is particularly well equipped for litigation. It was recently involved in no less than three precedent rulings from the Austrian Higher Regional Court on copyright and trademark law. Egon Engin-Deniz demonstrated his litigation skills for Hofmann-La Roche by obtaining a ruling that strengthened the position of originator manufacturers in pharmaceutical parallel imports. The Corona pandemic led to increased demand for advice in the healthcare sector: Gabriela Staber, who is highly verse...Full Analysis
The IP team at this international full-service firm enjoys a strong market image for trademarks and unfair competition. All-round advice on the legal issues surrounding digitalisation, especially in copyright law, is the driver of the practice’s global activity. While litigation features heavily in trademarks work, for example for Giesswein, advice on licences, IP contracts and transactions is also among the practice’s mainstays.Full Analysis
This Vienna firm is known in the market for its litigation and advisory work for international companies from the life sciences sector. The team nurtures a full-service approach and does not specialise on IP alone. The growing demand for advice on the interface with regulatory issues plays a key role. In patents, litigation for MSD in economically high-stakes proceedings is one of the practice highlights.Full Analysis
The selection of law firms in the above table reflects the research of the editorial staff at JUVE and is based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics. It remains a subjective view and implies no disparagement of any firm not mentioned here but which is nevertheless active in this field. The firms are alphabetically listed within the groups. To find out more about our rankings and research criteria please click here and here.
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