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Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Regulatory and White Collar


Areas of practice:


Admitted 2011, (Attorney at Law), Austria

  • Lecturer on intellectual property (at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and the Academy of Notaries in Vienna)

In 2020, just two years after joining the firm’s IP practice, Katharina was promoted to Counsel at CERHA HEMPEL. She is specializing in the whole range of IP with over ten years’ experience in trademark clearance and administration, prosecution and litigation, unfair competition, design, copyright law, as well as employee inventions. Katharina advises national and international clients in wide spread sectors; retail, fashion and food, especially at the interface between food law and unfair competition (misleading commercial practices e.g. labelling, false advertising, exploitation of reputation of PDOs). She regularly lectures on trademarks and unfair competition at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and at the Academy of Notaries in Vienna.
Katharina is an author of several publications and of a new blog “Food Law Corner” where she provides insight into current legal developments and the latest case-law in the food and beverage industry.


German, English, Polish


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Österreichische Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (ÖV)
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2005, Dr. iur. 2008)
University of Maastricht (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

(Rising stars)

Katharina MajchrzakCerha Hempel

Led by Mark Krenn and the ‘excellent‘ and ‘very preciseKatharina Majchrzak, Cerha Hempel‘s practice has a strong focus on the food and beverages sector, with recent highlights including its management of McDonald’s trade mark portfolio. The team also advises on IP aspects of M&A transactions in the technology sector, aiming to combine IP and IT into one practice, as well as licensing and know-how agreements.