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Intellectual Property Law


Intellectual Property Law serves the purpose of protecting intellectual creations such as marks, product designations, designs, musical and literal works, works of applied arts, inventions and concepts. Intellectual Property Law particularly comprises Trademark Law, Design Law, Copyright Law as well as Patent Law and Utility Model Law. Intellectual Property Law is characterized by its complexity and international dimension.

IPJ advises clients across all industry sectors in all fields of Intellectual Property Law and assists in developing and optimizing successfull IP strategies, filing, managing and licensing of intellectual property rights as well as out-of-court and judicial enforcement of IP rights. IPJ is acting as representative before national Patent and Trademark Offices, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the European Court of Justice, the European General Court, the World Intellectual Property Organization and national courts.

Trademark Law and Design Law

I  advising on best filing strategy
I  clearance searches
I trademark filing and registration of Austrian trademarks, community trademarks, international registrations and industrial designs
I  opposition, invalidation and revocation actions
I  trademark and design litigation lawsuits
I preparation of expert opinions and trademark agreements (e.g. trademark sales agreements, coexistence agreements, trademark delimitation agreements, distribution agreements, Franchise agreements)
I  managing trademark portfolios

Copyright Law

I  copyright litigation lawsuits
I  contract drafting and litigation
I  preparation of expert opinions

Patent Law and Utility Model Law

I  drafting and negotiations of license agreements

Anti-counterfeiting Law

I  border seizure proceedings with customs authorities

Licensing Law

I  negotiating, drafting and analysing trademark, copyright, software, patent, life sciences and IT licence agreements