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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Intellectual property & technology practice group




Michael Woller is with Schoenherr since 2008. As partner and co-head of the intellectual property & technology practice he specialises in the full range of intellectual property law with a focus on patents, trademarks and unfair competition, handling both, litigation and non-contentious matters. Michael is heavily involved in cross-border matters, particularly in the CEE region, and assists clients in handling large international trademark portfolios. He is tech-savvy and active in patent litigation and non-contentious (e.g. employee inventor remuneration) matters. He graduated from the University of Vienna (Mag. iur., 2006 and Dr. iur., 2010) and the Danube University Krems (LL.M., 2009, MBA, 2009). Prior to joining Schoenherr, Michael worked in the Austrian marketing communications department of a global IT player. Michael holds a teaching position for international and European trademark law at the University of Vienna/Austria. Furthermore, he is editor of the IP and competition law section of the well-known Austrian business law journal ecolex and regularly writes for law journals, contributes to standard commentaries and co-authors books in the IP and technology fields. He is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA), Austrian delegate in the ICC Global Intellectual Property Commission as well as trusted advisor and member of the Judicial Board of the Austrian Branded Good Association (Markenartikelverband).


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European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Austrian Association of the Branded Goods Industry, Judicial Board
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)


University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Dr. iur. 2010)
University of Alicante, Alicante/Spain (Magister Lvcentinvs Community Trademark Special Module 2009)
Danube University Krems, Krems/Austria (LL.M. 2009)
Danube University Krems, Krems/Austria (MBA 2009)
University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag. iur. 2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Michael WollerSchoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

The ‘very rigorous’ Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) team is known for handling the full range of IP mandates, regularly appearing before Austria’s Supreme Court and the ECJ in patent and trade mark infringement disputes, and cases of unfair competition. The practice also provides international IP rights enforcement support, assisting clients with the ongoing management of their IP portfolios. Leading the practice is a three-person team consisting of Michael Woller, whose focus is on patent and trade mark litigation, copyright and unfair competition specialist Christian Schumacher, and Dominik Hofmarcher, whose practice spans non-traditional trade marks within the media, sports and entertainment sectors.