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Saskia Leopold


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

Field of activity

Saskia Leopold is a lawyer in the field of intellectual property law. Her main areas of practice are copyright law, unfair competition and art law.

Previous professional experience / training

Saskia Leopold primarily deals with copyright, unfair competition and trademark law mandates in the cosmetics, food and publishing industries and regularly advises on media law and regulatory matters. In addition, she has particular expertise in this field of law due to her many years of experience in handling secret protection mandates from the mechanical engineering industry.

Even during her training, Saskia Leopold focused intensively on dealing with the legal affairs of cultural institutions. Following stays at the Sotheby's auction house in London and an art insurance company in Vienna, she now continues her academic focus in her practical work at CMS and works on behalf of foundations, collectors and museums.

Saskia Leopold passed her bar exam with distinction in 2017 and is also admitted to the New York bar.

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  • 2015 – Columbia Law School (New York City, USA) – Master of Law
  • 2013 – University of Vienna (Austria)
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  • Austrian Research Society for Art and Law
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  • P.S. Imposition of VAT on artist resale royalties is contrary to Union law (C-51/18), ecolex 2019, 160
  • Art market: Austria's handling of artist resale royalty contrary to EU law, ecolex 2019, 56
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