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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Intellectual property & technology practice group




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. His area of specialisation also includes personality law (media law). He represents clients in conflicts, both in pre-trial negotiations and in the various types of court and administrative litigation. He is editor in chief of the IP and competition law journal “Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (ÖBl)” 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. He received his Master’s degree in law from the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.) in 1994 and his PhD degree (Dr. iur.) in 1999. In 1998 he earned a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) from the New York University, USA.


German, English, French


Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright, Member of the Board
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Committee Member
MARQUES, Committee Member


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)‘s team assists clients with the full gamut of IP matters, advising clients on the management of their trade mark, patent and copyright portfolios, in addition to defending them before the Austrian and European courts. The practice is regularly instructed to draft IP licence and transfer agreements, while also working closely with the firm’s other practice groups to advise on the IP aspects of M&A transactions, data privacy and competition law. The practice’s leadership trio consists of Christian Schumacher, an experienced trade mark, copyright and unfair competition lawyer; Michael Woller, who advises on patents and trade marks; and Dominik Hofmarcher, specialises in handling non-traditional trade marks.