Dr Michael Horak > Binder Grösswang > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Binder Grösswang
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Counsel,  specialized in supporting businesses and creative entrepreneurs in protecting and defending their trademarks, works and know-how in and out of court


He began his career as an assistant at the Institute of Criminal Law at the University of Salzburg, worked as an associate and attorney for renowned commercial law firms in Vienna. Since 2019, Michael has been Counsel at Binder Grösswang. He studied at the Universities of Salzburg, La Rochelle (France) and Münster (Germany) (Dr. iur. 2001, Mag. iur. 1999) and completed postgraduate studies (LL.M.) at the London School of Economics. Horak completed all his studies with distinction.


English, French, German


He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), the copyright committee of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (ÖV).

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Austria > Intellectual property

Binder Grösswang’s team is involved in worldwide trademark and design portfolio management, the registration of IPRs as well as infringement proceedings. Moreover, the practice covers a range of IP issues from various contentious work to IP transfer and licensing projects. The team’s strengths in internet-related matters and its ‘outstanding international network’ are also of note. Ivo Rungg, a ‘focused attorney and a tough negotiator’, leads the practice, supported by counsels Hellmut Buchroithner  and Michael Horak.