Company Law / Commercial Law

Corporate Law Experts

As corporate lawyers, we help companies of all sizes grow safely and successfully. We're with you from the start. We evaluate the appropriate legal form for your area of business and assist you in establishing limited liability companies (GmbH, AG) and partnerships 
(OG, KG, GesbR). We're happy to take care of the conclusion of various contracts with other companies for you, and we stand by you during the critical phases of your business from mergers and acquisitions to succession planning. Our Managing Director and Management Board contracts provide a solid foundation for maximum success. If disputes between shareholders cannot be resolved, we will provide you with expert support during strategic litigation.  

Specialists in Trademark Law

Our firm also specialises in all aspects of national and international trademark law. We can lend a hand with the registration of trademarks (such as word and figurative marks, colour marks, certification marks) for Austria at the Austrian Patent Office and for Europe at the EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office | 
euipo.europa.eu/)ohimportal/en). We handle trademark disputes for our clients. We advise on cancellation applications for Austrian trademarks, on steps in case of opposition to a trademark application and in cases where opposition should be filed with the EUIPO. Our coexistence agreements ensure legal certainty and ideally provide a swift solution to disputes between trademark owners of similar trademarks. 

Copyright Infringement

In the event of an infringement of your copyrights or anti-competitive behaviour by competitors, we will take the appropriate steps in your interest. We will examine your claim, issue the appropriate warning regarding the copyright infringement, and send a cease and desist letter in the event of anti-competitive behaviour. Should these measures fail to produce the desired effect, you can count on us as the right partner if court proceedings become necessary. 

Our Services Regarding Commercial Law

  • Trademark law
  • Registration of trademarks / industrial designs at the national, European and international level
  • Copyright
  • Unfair competition / Federal Act Against Unfair Competition - UWG

Our Publications on Commercial Law

Co-author of The Legal Handbook for Entrepreneurs,  
Rechtshandbuch für Unternehmer, Weka-Verlag ( http://www.weka.at/verlag/Management/Unternehmensfuehrung/Rechtshandbuch-fuer-Unternehmen-59380 )