Dr iur Ivo Rungg > Binder Grösswang > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Binder Grösswang
Ivo Rungg photo

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, unfair competition and IP.


Partner, specialised in IP/IT, data protection law, corporate.


Partner, Binder Grösswang since 2001; Attorney at Law, Binder Grösswang, 1998-2001; Stage, European Court of Justice, Luxemburg, 1998; Associate, Foglar-Deinhardstein & Brandstätter KEG, 1995-1997; Clerk, Council of Europe, Straßburg, 1992. Member of the Data Protection Committee (INTA); Chairman of the management board of CUN-ST private foundation
Member of diverse foundation councils; British Honorary Vice-Consul at Innsbruck; Editor Law of the business magazine Econova. Numerous publications especially to questions in regard to unfair competition law.


German, English, Italian.


International Trademark Association (INTA); International Bar Association (IBA); MARQUES;
Wissenschaftliche Interessensgemeinschaft für Informationsrecht (IT-Law); Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR).


University of Innsbruck and Vienna (Dr. iur. 1994, Mag. iur. 1992); University of Innsbruck (Mag. phil. 1993); Centre International de Formation Européenne (Summer Academy, 1989).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > TMT

Binder Grösswang advises start-ups and established players in the Austrian technology market, supporting a number of major multinational internet, fibre, media and e-commerce companies. The team specialises in advising its clients on matters revolving around digitalisation and social media, in addition to providing broader internet law advice. Practice head Ivo Rungg supports clients with licensing and IT contracts in addition to regulatory issues and trade mark matters.

Austria > Intellectual property

Binder Grösswang‘s IP team is well versed in advising TMT clients on trade mark management, making use of the firm’s international network to support their global portfolios and assist with new applications. In addition, the practice group is active in guarding against potential infringers, monitoring numerous jurisdictions and acting against companies that seek to register trade marks similar to those of its clients. Head of IP Ivo Rungg advises on licensing and data protection matters, while Hellmut Buchroithner specialises in the protection and enforcement of IP rights, including trade mark infringements and counterfeiting. Michael Horak, promoted to partner in February 2023, is the team’s litigation specialist, frequently appearing before the Austrian Patent office and Supreme Court, as well as the EUIPO.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

Clients instructing the dedicated team at Binder Grösswang range from international companies, to SMEs and start-ups. The team is noted for its expertise and strong ties to data protection authorities, and is headed up by Ivo Rungg and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner. Among the team’s varied workload are employment related data protection matters and on broader data protection compliance matters.