Wolf Theiss

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Intellectual Property team understands the notions of ever-increasing competition and on-going technical innovations; meaning you receive up-to-date services in line with the latest trends. You are an international firm? The international level at which we operate covers everything it takes for the comprehensive protection of your IP rights portfolio. We advise you on all issues regarding copyrights, design rights, know-how transfer agreements, licensing rights, patent rights, utility model rights, trademark law, and unfair competition law. This covers not only the classical offline sector, but also the application of industrial property rights online.

The team’s industry sector expertise spans a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology and media, retail and consumer, private equity and financial services, healthcare, and education. Whether you are a multinational corporation or a significantly smaller but highly specialized company, we have an extensive network of contacts with registration authorities, courts, and specialized partner law firms across the CEE/SEE region which benefits you when it comes to expediting registrations and enforcing claims effectively.

Contact
Georg
Kresbach
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5090
F. +43 1 51510 665090
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Areas of Specialisation


Trademarks

Intellectual Property assets are essential to keeping your business stable and innovative. Our team is used to handling ground-breaking cases relating to trademarks and 3D trademarks. We offer you trademark portfolio management (including prosecution, clearance and monitoring services), protection and strategy, litigation before courts and patent offices, and anti-counterfeiting and M&A related to trademarks, all throughout the CEE/SEE region.


Patents

Wolf Theiss knows patents, inside and out. Our work covers all aspects of patent law with a focus on litigation, but also includes acquisitions, licensing and transfers of patents as well as dispute resolution services, with a particular focus on infringement proceedings, preliminary injunctions and entitlement issues. You can trust us for a sound opinion on patent validity and infringement and advice on employee inventions, pledge agreements on patents and utility models in M&A transactions.


Copyrights

Whether offline or online, your copyright is your copyright. We have experience in devising and advising on copyright protection in relation to literature, art, music, film and TV as well as computer software and online media. If you come across a song or story that reminds you just a bit too much of your own work, we can advise you on copyright infringement proceedings, even in complex cross-border cases.


Unfair Competition

Keeping your business competitive means ensuring a level playing field. We can advise you on matters such as misleading and comparative advertisements, sole position advertisements, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information and other unfair business practices. Our clients come from traditional sectors such as retail but also include pharma, software companies and clients from new media.


Intellectual Property Litigation

You want to protect the creative output of your business at all costs. We can represent you in all types of intellectual property claims, including contract disputes and unfair business practices. Our team also has particular expertise in handling all aspects of patent litigation. If necessary, we don't shy from more heated disputes over issues such as ownership rights and personal rights protection in the media. You benefit from our full range of dispute resolution services including arbitration and other alternatives.

Press Releases

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Strengthens its Data Protection Practice with New Hires

Bucharest, 27 March 2018 – After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Forum Sees Polish Proptech Growth Accelerating

Warsaw, 09 March 2018 – Polish companies providing digital technology for the real estate industry are set for rapid growth, as they benefit from...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: DER INNOVATIVE MITARBEITER - CHANCE ODER RISIKO?

Wien, 13. September 2017 – Die Innovationskraft von Mitarbeitern stellt ein großes Potential dar, das bei optimaler Nutzung maßgeblich zum Erfolg und...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: WILL PROPTECH TURN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN?

Vienna, 29 June 2017 – PropTech is the latest buzzword in real estate and is jolting the whole sector. The experts at Wolf Theiss analysed the core...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORIES "IHR LABOR"

Vienna, 7 June 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised IHR LABOR, a network of medical laboratories, in legal questions surrounding IP, data protection,...

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Newssquare Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cross-Border Portability of Online Content Services in the Internal Market

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Newssquare Wolf Theiss International IP/IT Newsticker - June 2017

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A lot has happened since our last Newsticker in April 2016. In our new edition we reflect the latest developments in the jurisdictions of our CEE/SEE...

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Operator of a Wi-Fi network cannot be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network

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