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Articles contributed by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2011

November 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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Country Question and Answer Chapters:

18 Austria Fiebinger Polak Leon & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH: Dr. Peter M. Polak & DDr. Karina E. Hellbert

Constantin Kletzer and Stephanie Bauer Fiebinger Polak Leon Rechtsanwälte-PATENTS

May 2011 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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1. What are the legal requirements to obtain a patent?
The requirements are for:

  •  Novelty.
  • Inventive step.
  • Susceptibility to industrial applications

Constantin Kletzer and Stephanie Bauer Fiebinger Polak Leon Rechtsanwälte

April 2011 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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OVERVIEW OF MAIN IPRS
1. Please give a brief overview of the main IPRs in your jurisdiction,
including how they are protected (whether through
registration or otherwise). Consider:

  •  Patents.
  •  Trade marks.
  •  Copyright.
  •  Design rights.
  •  Confidential information.
  •  Any other main IPRs that apply in your jurisdiction

Life Sciences Handbook 2011

March 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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Regulatory Overview: Please give a brief overview of the regulatory framework for medicinal products/pharmaceutical products/drugs (as they are called in your jurisdiction) including the key legislation and regulatory authorities. If biotechnology products are treated differently, please specify the differences.

Climate Regulation 2011

January 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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Main climate regulations, policies and authorities

Product Liability 2010

January 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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A practical cross-border insight into product liability work

Life Sciences 2008/09

August 2009 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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Medicinal products are heavily regulated in Austria. In particular, the Medicines Act (Bundesgesetz ĂĽber die Herstellung und das Inverkehrbringen von Arzneimitteln, BGBl No 185/1983, as amended) contains rules regarding:

Gas Regulation: Austria 2009

August 2009 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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The domestic natural gas sector was fully opened to competition as of 1 October 2002, before Directive 2003/55/EC was passed. In Austria, around 9 billion m³ of natural gas is sold per year. About 20 per cent of this volume is covered by domestic production by two companies: OMV Exploration & Production Austria GmbH and Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG. One-third of Austrian yearly domestic consumption can be stored in the underground storage sites (depleted gas fields) of the above-mentioned two companies.

A practical insight to cross-border Product Liability work

May 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2008

Financial crisis - investments in energy infrastructure

May 2009 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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Europe needs major investments into the energy-infrastructure to cope with declining European hydrocarbon reserves, climate change requirements and aging infrastructure. Investments in energy projects are long-term with payback periods of more than 15 years.

Getting the Deal Through - Gas Regulation 2008

October 2008 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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The domestic natural gas sector was fully opened to competition as of 1 October 2002, before Directive 2003/55/EC was passed. In Austria, around 9 billion m³ of natural gas is sold per year. About 20 per cent of this volume is covered by domestic production by two companies: OMV Exploration & Production Austria GmbH and Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG.

Don’t lose your trademark

September 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Fiebinger, Polak, Leon & Partner Rechtsanwält.

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This chapter examines the enigma of how a wellknown trademark can become a common name for a product, and how the holder of the trademark can prevent this transformation.