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Christian Schumacher is a partner at Schoenherr, where he focuses on intellectual property and unfair competition law.


He regularly advises Austrian and international clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular on trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, including domain name disputes. He represents clients in conflicts, both in pre-trial negotiations and in the various types of court and administrative litigation. His area of specialisation also includes media law. He is a regular contributor to the Austrian commercial law journal ecolex and author and co-author of several publications in the trademark, copyright and media law field as well as a lecturer on intellectual property law on the University of Vienna and professional training courses in preparation for the bar exam on AWAK. He received his Master’s degree in law from the University of Vienna in 1994 and his PhD degree in 1999. In 1998 he earned a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) from the New York University, USA.


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University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Dr. iur. 1999)
New York University, New York/USA (LL.M. 1998)
University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag. iur. 1994)
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas/France (Erasmus 1992)

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Austria > Intellectual property

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) is a key destination for a wide variety of IP matters spanning across the whole CEE region. The stellar practice is jointly headed by IP litigation heavyweight Guido Kucsko, Christian Schumacher and Michael Woller. Schumacher combines IP expertise with media and unfair competition law and Woller regularly coordinates regional trade mark work. Counsel Dominik Hofmarcher plays an important role in the department, especially when it comes to personality rights, sports and entertainment. Other key areas include trade secret protection, portfolio management and IP enforcement.