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Intellectual Property Lawyers

The success of a company springs from its ideas. By obtaining, defending and licencing various property rights ranging from trademarks to designs, patents, protection certificates and utility models, this potential is transformed into financially measurable company values. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio.

With 150 IP-lawyers in 42 countries, we understand your business needs. CMS has worked with some of the best-known brands and we specialize in representing companies from the lifesciences, pharmaceutical, medical products, media, telecommunications, clothing, computer and consumer goods industries. We advise and represent clients during trademark registrations and similarity examinations, handle their trademark portfolios and potential breaches of their trademark, design, patent and protection certificate rights, and prosecute product piracy for our clients at customs authorities and courts across Europe. Our expertise extends to parallel and grey imports, sales rights and associated legal fields such as pharmaceutical products, media, telecommunications and broadcast law.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. In the event of a breach of property rights, we support our clients in asserting their rights before courts and criminal courts. Our range of services includes warnings, injunctions, lawsuits and border confiscations as well as the increasingly important international assertion of intellectual property rights.

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Egon Engin-Deniz
Austria, Vienna
Dr Egon Engin-Deniz is a partner in the firm and has been with CMS since 1991. He leads the intellectual property and media teams at CMS in Vienna. For several years he was IP practice head of the...
Gabriela Staber
Austria, Vienna
Gabriela Staber’s practice covers regulatory issues related to the marketing and distribution of medicinal products and medical devices as well as protecting intellectual property in the field of l...
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Hans Lederer
Austria, Vienna
Hans A. Lederer is Counsel and specialises in trademark, design, copyright, access control and unfair competition law as well as the development, implementation and coordination of (mostly...
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Ines Freitag
Austria, Vienna
Before joining CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in March 2017, Ines Freitag worked as a junior associate for an international law firm focusing on information technology & communications, where she advised...
Jia Schulz-Cao
Austria, Vienna
Jia Schulz-Cao joined the intellectual property team at CMS in Vienna in 2012. Since April 2018, he has supported the team as an associate. He specialises in the fields of intellectual property,...
Andreas Lichtenberger
Austria, Vienna
Andreas Lichtenberger joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in October 2016. Since February 2019, he has been a member of the IP, TMC and Commercial teams as an associate. He advises clients mainly on data...
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Saskia Leopold
Austria, Vienna
Saskia Leopold graduated from the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Law in 2013. In the course of her studies she completed an elective subjects module in Art Law as well as an Erasmus semester at t...
Lisa Lederer
Austria, Vienna
Lisa Lederer joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz as an associate in September 2018. In the course of her law studies, she specialised in IP/IT, completed all courses required for the “Digital Science” cer...
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Johannes Scharf
Austria, Vienna
Johannes Scharf graduated from the University of Vienna’s Faculty of Law in 2009, where he also obtained a special certificate in “Computer and Law”. In 2015, he defended his doctoral thesis in the fi...
Klaus Pateter
Austria, Vienna
Klaus Pateter joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in November 2018, where he mainly works in the fields of technology, media & communications and intellectual property. He represents clients in...