Mag Bernhard Heinzl > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

IT/IP & Data Protection, Digital Industries Group




Bernhard Heinzl has been with DORDA’s IT/IP team since 2013 and was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2017. Bernhard is specialised on all aspects of copyright, trademark, unfair competition and notably patent law. He is particularly often engaged in litigation proceedings (enforcement, oppositions and invalidity proceedings). Due to his specialisation in technology and digital business, Bernhard is the Vice-Head of DORDA’s Digital Industries Group.
Bernhard strengthened his international background during a patent law secondment at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Germany.
In addition, Bernhard is the author of several publications. Furthermore, he is a lecturer at various institutions.


German, English


Austrian Bar Association


Bernhard Heinzl studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag iur 2011) and the University of Cambridge (LL.M. 2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > TMT

(Rising stars)

Bernhard HeinzlDORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The outstanding TMT group at DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH is always one step ahead of market trends, especially in the tech space where demand for support with outsourcing, digitalisation and cloud solutions has soared in recent times. IT and data protection luminary Axel Anderl is in charge of the overall practice, with Heinrich Kühnert and Bernhard Müller overseeing the telecoms and regulated industries department. The strong and highly specialised bench also includes Andreas Seling, who concentrates on social media, IT expert Nino Tlapak and Bernhard Heinzl, who takes the lead on cross-border IT projects and software licensing contracts.

Austria > Intellectual property

Although covering the full range of IP work, DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a strong position in matters where IP and IT overlap; for instance supporting tech-related companies with copyright levies and unfair competition disputes. Axel Anderl leads the strong bench; he has a focus on software law, outsourcing and e-commerce. Andreas Seling specialises in trade mark law. IP enforcement, oppositions and invalidity proceedings fall within Bernhard Heinzl‘s area of expertise.