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ip & unfair commercial practices

"Sources have no hesitation in describing Schönherr as a premier practice for IP work."

Chambers Europe – 2013 Edition

Headed by renowned Vienna partner Guido Kucsko, the IP practice group consists of 21 lawyers and 8 paralegals working in 14 jurisdictions. schoenherr has long-standing experience in trademark, design, patent, copyright and unfair competition matters. The partners frequently represent parties in ground-breaking court cases in national and European courts. The team is also active in combating product and software piracy, including customs seizures.

The practice group administers several thousand IP rights (trademarks and designs), including the coordination of foreign IP rights in more than 185 jurisdictions. It also offers an integrated service on contentious and non-contentious IP, IT and new technology-related issues and advises on M&A and finance transactions with an IP/IT focus. Other core areas are food and drug law, life sciences and unfair competition.


  • advertising
  • anti-piracy
  • art
  • border detention
  • brand development
  • copyright
  • designs
  • domain names
  • ip litigation
  • ip transactional work
  • know-how protection
  • licensing
  • new media
  • patents
  • prosecution (trademarks and designs)
  • research and development agreements
  • software 
  • trademarks
  • trade secrets
  • unfair commercial practices