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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Dr Egon Engin-Deniz, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Dr Egon Engin-Deniz

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Intellectual Property, Lifesciences, TMC - Technology, Media & Communications, Consumer Products, Media Law, Sports Law


Dr Egon Engin-Deniz is a partner in the firm and has been with CMS since 1991. He leads the intellectual property and media teams at CMS in Vienna. For several years he was IP practice head of the pan-European IP team at CMS.

He has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious trademark, domain and patent law as well as in copyright issues, including conditional access law, distribution and unfair competition matters. His team specialises in pursuing product piracy cases and the investigation of parallel imports. He is a recognised expert in the coordination of complex multi-jurisdiction litigation and in the field of licensing. Together with his team, he advises leading international and Austrian clients across a wide range of industry sectors, with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device companies, agro sciences, biotechnology, media companies as well as companies from the IT and consumer products sectors.

Equally important as his intensive involvement in litigation activities are the strategic "cradle to grave" advisory services he provides to companies, starting from the choice of names and portfolio management to trademark, patents and licensing strategies.

Up until 2008, Egon Engin-Deniz was state commissioner for the Austrian collecting societies OeSTIG und LSG.


Partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 1999, lecturer at the B & K Academy and the University of Vienna, author of articles on intellectual property with a focus on patent litigation and copyrights (access control), author of the leading commentary on Austrian Trademark Law.


German, English.


International Trademark Association (INTA); European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); chairman of the MARQUES Cyberspace Team, the Association of the European Trade Mark Owners; Programme Committee for the Austrian legal day event “IT-Rechtstag”; CMS Alliance Head of Practice Area Group Intellectual Property, which is made up of more than 100 experts on intellectual property law from the leading European law and tax consulting firms from various countries.


University of Vienna (Dr. iur., 1990).


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

CMS’ offering in the IP field is comprehensive and includes contentious and non-contentious work in trade marks, patents, copyright and unfair competition law. Equally wide ranging is the team's industry coverage, with domestic and international clients from the media, sports, pharmaceutical and medical device, biotechnology and IT sectors. Team leader Egon Engin-Deniz is assisting Marriott with trade mark cancellation proceedings, and is acting for Falco Privatstiftung in copyright litigation against an individual claiming co-authorship of various Falco songs. Gabriela Staber, who was promoted to partner in January 2018, is representing pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson in trade mark, design and unfair competition proceedings regarding its medical devices.

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