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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

Assistance to clients from the food and beverage industry is the focal point of the IP team at Cerha Hempel. Transaction expert Mark Krenn jointly heads the team with Katharina Majchrzak, who was promoted to counsel in January 2020 and has a particular specialism in IP prosecution and enforcement. Together, they are particularly adept at addressing IP questions as part of M&A transactions in the high tech and IT space.