The Austrian landscape of Intellectual Property law is populated by some of the finest legal minds in the industry. The following compilation is a recognition of those professionals who have distinguished themselves as exemplary Intellectual Property lawyers in Austria. From tackling complex trademark disputes to handling patent filings and infringement mandates, they have continually provided their clients top-notch legal services while contributing substantially to the intellectual property jurisprudence in the country.
These distinguished lawyers hail from a diverse range of law firms, including established names such as Wolf Theiss and Baker McKenzie, as well as highly specialised firms like GEISTWERT and Wiltschek Plasser Rechtsanwälte. With the depth of their industry knowledge, expertise in the complexities of intellectual property law and experience in guiding clients through legal challenges, they have earned the respect of their peers and the trust of their clients.
In this article, we will feature each of these remarkable lawyers with an overview of their professional background, their specializations, and some of the most striking highlights from their legal career.
Juliane Messner – GEISTWERT
As an Italian and Austrian-qualified lawyer, Juliane Messner provides unique expertise for Intellectual Property issues involving both jurisdictions. Clients rely on her sound advice particularly on complex trade mark questions and infringement mandates. She further stands out for her experience in arbitration proceedings.
Georg Kresbach – Wolf Theiss
Georg Kresbach is known for his diverse skill-set, undertaking various IP mandates, from trade mark applications to copyright infringement and patent enforcements. His visibility across all national and European court levels suggests a strong reputation, particularly in representing clients from the technology and media sector.
Martin Reinisch – Brauneis Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Expert in a broad range of IP law, Martin Reinisch stands out for his proficiency in trade mark issues. Clients trust him to handle complex infringement and opposition proceedings as well as trade mark portfolio management and design issues.
Sascha Salomonowitz – Salomonowitz Rechtsanwälte
At Salomonowitz Rechtsanwälte, Sascha Salomonowitz takes the lead in multi-jurisdictional trade mark disputes and rebranding cases. He is specifically focused on trade mark litigation and copyright ownership disputes, and also tackles matters concerning website blocking.
Michael Woller – Schoenherr
Michael Woller is especially active in coordinating Schoenherr’s IP mandates in the CEE region. From trade mark issues to patent, copyright, trade secret and domain name matters, Woller provides comprehensive intellectual property services that meet the needs of the most demanding clients.
Lothar Wiltschek – Wiltschek Plasser Rechtsanwälte
Lothar Wiltschek is highly respected for decades of experience in the Austrian IP market. Clients wholeheartedly appreciate his expertise in complex patent and copyright proceedings.
Christof Pöchhacker – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Christof Pöchhacker is known for his extensive experience in cross-border trade secret disputes. He has successfully represented multiple high-profile clients and has an exemplary reputation in the Intellectual Property sphere.
Lukas Feiler – Baker McKenzie
Recognized for his expertise in the technology sector, Lukas Feiler represents clients in a range of IP-related litigations. His areas of expertise include copyright, hosting provider issues, trade mark portfolio management and trade secret issues.
Martina Grama – Baker McKenzie
Martina Grama possesses extensive prowess in dealing with trade mark issues, ranging from portfolio management to related applications and enforcement proceedings. She is also skilled in handling IP-related issues in M&A transactions.
David Plasser – Wiltschek Plasser Rechtsanwälte
David Plasser is renowned for his comprehensive expertise in patent litigation and enforcement proceedings, with further prowess in licensing agreements and trade mark issues. He consistently receives high praise for his work in the Intellectual Property sector.
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