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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Intellectual property & technology practice group




Christian Schumacher 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. Christian 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 (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)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

The team at Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) provides a wide array of non-contentious advice and helps clients protect and enforce their trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs up to the Austrian Supreme Court and at a European level. It also maintains a large IP rights administration practice. The process of generational changeover, which has been ongoing for several years, has now come to a close. Eminent IP expert Guido Kucsko, long at the helm of the practice, retired in February 2022, passing the baton to Christian Schumacher and Michael Woller. Key lawyer Dominik Hofmarcher joined the partner ranks in February 2022.