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Hans Lederer


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

Field of activity

Hans Lederer is counsel in the intellectual property department. He specialises in trademark, design, copyright, access control and unfair competition law as well as in the development, implementation and coordination of (mostly cross-border) strategies to combat product piracy. His expertise includes litigation relating to intellectual property rights and unfair competition, trademark and music licensing, drafting and negotiating contracts, advising on copyright levies, and securing, enforcing and administering intellectual property rights.

Hans Lederer works for clients in the following sectors: Media, in particular broadcasting and music, travel and leisure, beverage and food production, sports, software and computer services, and agrochemicals.

"These dynamic and innovative industries require creative and forward-looking legal solutions and arguments based on in-depth industry knowledge as well as knowledge of the relevant legal provisions.”

Previous professional experience / training

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

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


In 2001-02 he was a member of the International Board of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) based in Brussels.

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  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, Universities of Innsbruck (Austria), Caen (France) and Vienna (Austria) 
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  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Österreichische Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (ÖV) 
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  • Marcus Klamert/Hans Lederer, Verwertungsgesellschaft Rundfunk/Hotel Edelweiß II - Signalschutzrecht beim Hotelzimmer - TV (Verwertungsgesellschaft Rundfunk v Hotel Edelweiß II: Protection of broadcasting signal and hotel room television, German publication), ÖBI 2019, 98
  • Hans Lederer, Markenrecht: Seniorität einer Unionsmarke und nachträgliche Ungültigkeitsfeststellung (Trademark law: seniority of a EU trademark and subsequent invalidation, German publication), EuZW 2018, 498
  • Hans Lederer, "Baucherlwärmer" – EuGH zur Konnexität von Verletzungs- und Widerklageverfahren bei Unionsmarken (European Court of Justice on the connection between infringement and counterclaim proceedings concerning EU trademarks, German publication), November 2017 
  • Hans Lederer, Aktuelle Neuerungen im österreichischen Markenrecht (Current reforms of Austrian trademark law, German publication), October 2017 
  • Egon Engin-Deniz/Hans Lederer, Rechtserhaltende Benutzung einer Marke – „Kornspitz“-Gebäck (Genuine use of a trademark - "Kornspitz" bread rolls, German publication), MR-Int 2014, 95
  • Hans Lederer, EU rüstet auf im Kampf gegen Produktpiraterie (EU arms itself in the fight against product piracy, German publication), Der Standard, 22 April 2014
  • Hans Lederer, Verletzungsklage gegen Inhaber einer jüngeren Gemeinschaftsmarke (Infringement action against the holder of a younger Community trademark, German publication), EuZW 2013, 344
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