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Hans Lederer


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Languages German, English, French

Hans A. Lederer is a senior associate in CMS Vienna’s intellectual property team. He specialises in trademark, design, copyright and access control law as well as the development, implementation and coordination of (mostly transnational) anti-counterfeiting strategies. He is also experienced in unfair competition law and since several years dealing with the management of property rights. 

Since 2009, Hans A. Lederer has primarily advised and represented clients before authorities and courts which are active in the following sectors: food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, agrochemicals, music as well as broadcasting.

“The dynamics and innovations driving these sectors require creative and forward-looking legal approaches and arguments based on in-depth knowledge of the industries as well as the relevant legal provisions.”

Before joining CMS Vienna, Hans A. Lederer worked as a project manager and lawyer for the Secretariat-General of the Austrian Red Cross for more than four years. Today, he still volunteers for the organisation.

He studied law at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the University of Caen (France) and the University of Vienna (Austria).

In 2001/2002, Hans A. Lederer was a member of the Brussels-based International Board of the European Law Students’ Association.

“Time with my family, visiting concerts and travelling are a constant source of new ideas.”

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  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, Universities of Innsbruck (Austria), Caen (France) and Vienna (Austria) 
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  • Vienna Bar Association
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  • Egon Engin-Deniz/Hans Lederer, Rechtserhaltende Benutzung einer Marke – „Kornspitz“-Gebäck (The use of the brand “Kornspitz” bread in such a manner as to maintain the rights, German publication), MR-Int 2014, 95
  • EU rüstet auf im Kampf gegen Produktpiraterie (EU arms itself in the fight against product piracy, German publication), Der Standard, 22 April 2014
  • Verletzungsklage gegen Inhaber einer jüngeren Gemeinschaftsmarke (Infringement claim against holders of a recent Community trade mark, German publication), EuZW 2013, 344
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