BRAUNEIS ATTORNEYS AT LAW > Vienna, Austria > Firm Profile

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Austria > Intellectual property Tier 3

Praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of IP-related matters with a pragmatic and global approach’, Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts for a range of clients including international brands in the spirits, perfume and fashion industries. The team covers contentious and non-contentious work, supporting clients in trademark prosecution and litigation, trademark management, copyright issues and product piracy proceedings. Martin Reinisch is ‘very hands-on and available‘ and is known for his IP litigation practice.

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‘Brauneis has an excellent IP team led by Martin Reinisch. They have leading edge knowledge, partiularly in the field of trade marks, copyright and designs.’

‘I mainly work with Martin Reinisch. He has leading edge knowledge, knows the files he works on well and is inventive in his approach. He has a good eye for business interests.’

‘The BKP team is friendly, straight to the point and very professional in each and every communication. When receiving instructions, it is always very clear what the client needs, and at the same time, when sending instructions to BKP I always know that the client is in safe hands.’

‘I have worked with Martin Reinisch: friendly, straight to the point and very professional in each and every communication.’

‘Martin Reinisch – diligent, innovative thinker’

‘Communication with this law office is fast and reliable, and they provide the best service.’

‘Martin Reinisch is very communicative, making new suggestions and proposing new procedures to resolve contentious issues.’

‘Top notch advice on all soft IP matters.’

Key clients

Spirits International Group (SPI)

Shiseido (Beauté Prestige Intenational SA)

LIFE+ (formerly Aids Life)

Quality Austria

Bacardi & Co Ltd.

KSR Solution GmbH

Moët Hennessy Österreich GmbH

Choon’s Design LLC

CANNA International B.V.

Spruson & Ferguson (Hong Kong) Limited

Lalique Parfum SA

Ponti & Partners, SLP

Mani Bläuel GmbH

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH, and Alexander Klauser in particular, have a specialism in class actions, including those involving public liability, in both consumer and commercial litigation as well as in collective redress proceedings and insolvency-related litigation. Klauser co-heads the team with real estate sector expert Gerald Otto. Clients include consumers and consumer organisations, corporates and public sector bodies.

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A perfect team. Very diverse and complementary capabilities in the teams chosen.

Alexander Klauser: Excellent knowledge of courtroom processes. Very organised.

Gerald Otto: Very strong case analysis; excellent reactivity to cases created by the adversary.

The team is always reachable, clear and structured in our cooperation. There is no “lost” communication time and the team was also very helpful when a new employee of our association took over the task.’

The team and especially Mr. Klauser are precise in their answers. They also say clearly, if they consider a case to be lost. For me the most important issue lays in their capability to create a “one level playing field” between the weaker and the stronger parties.

I really enjoy Mr. Klauser’s focused communication and clearly structured processes.’

bkp’s senior partner Alexander Klauser is one of Austria’s leading experts in consumer law. In the courtroom, he is an outstanding litigator.

bkp is unique in the sense that there is no other law firm in Austria of their size with a specialisation in consumer law and, in particular, collective redress. We have been working with bkp successfully for more than 20 years.

Key clients

VKI (Verein für Konsumenteninformation)


Verband der öffentlichen Wirtschaft und Gemeinwirtschaft Österreichs (VÖWG)

SPI Group / Spirits International BV

FRANKSTAHL Rohr- und Stahlhandelsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Union Investment Real Estate Austria AG

Christian Schäfer GmbH

Wirtschaftskammer Wien (Chamber of Commerce, Vienna)

Work highlights

  • Acted for the association for consumer information, Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI), in mass tort litigation against Volkswagen.
  • Acting for Spirits International BV in a multi-jurisdictional court dispute against a Russian Federation state enterprise (FKP) pertaining to the ownership of the STOLICHNAYA and MOSKOVSKAYA vodka trade marks.
  • Assisted the Chamber of Commerce with the termination of cooperation agreements.

The firm: Founded in 1998, Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH (bkp) has become one of the most important law firms in Vienna. Currently more than 60 people work at bkp, covering all aspects of business law, especially real estate, M&A, TMT, dispute resolution and insolvency. bkp’s clients rely on the firm’s international experience, mainly in terms of international transactions.

Areas of practice: bkp is one of Austria’s leading business law firms. The firm is known for providing clients with high-profile services along with efficient and target-oriented advice. Due to its organisational structure bkp is particularly flexible and quick in advising and representing clients in all aspects of business law.

The firm is appreciated not only for its legal expertise, but also for its lawyers’ hard work, commitment and availability. When advising clients, the firm has a strong focus on the economic background and entrepreneurial goals of its clients.

bkp’s clients are domestic and foreign corporations, including multinational corporations, headquarters of Austrian-based international groups, medium-sized businesses, associations, private foundations, interest groups, and public sector companies. Due to longstanding relationships with its clients, bkp has acquired specific knowledge of various industries, especially in real estate, consulting, banking and finance, IT and tourism.

Real Estate, Labour and Employment, Foundations and Trusts Dr. Andreas
Real Estate, International Construction, Mergers and Acquisitions Dr. Arno
Data Protection, IT and Telecommunications, Labour and Employment Mag. Georg
EU and Competition, Trade and Distribution, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate Dr. Bernhard
Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Private Clients Dr. Stefan
Insolvency and Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Alexander
Public Procurement, Public Law Mag. Thomas
Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution Dr. Gerald
IT and Telecommunications, Data Protection, Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions Dr. Felix Prä
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Commercial Criminal Law Dr. Orlin
Intellectual Property Mag. Martin
Compliance and Commercial Criminal Law Mag. Petra
Samy Ali photoMag Samy AliLawyer – Main Focus: Corporate Law, M&A.
Sonja Barnreiter photoDr Sonja BarnreiterLawyer – Main Focus: Dispute Resolution, Civil Law.
Andreas Bauer photoDr iur Andreas BauerPartner – Main Focus: Labour Law, Distribution Law, Corporations, Trusts.
Arno Brauneis photoDr iur Arno BrauneisPartner – Main Focus: M&A, Real Estate, Leases and Construction.
Georg Fellner photoMag iur Georg FellnerPartner – Main Focus: IT, Copyrights, Data Protection, E-Commerce.
Bernhard Girsch photoDr iur Bernhard GirschPartner – Main Focus: Cartel Law, Cooperatives and Corporations, Trade and Distribution…
Stefan Gurmann photoDr Stefan GurmannPartner – Main Focus: M&A, Corporate Law, Private Foundations, Litigation.
Alexander Klauser photoDr iur Alexander KlauserPartner – Main Focus: Civil Procedure Law, Restructuring and Insolvency, Damages, Consumer…
Gerald Otto photoDr iur Gerald OttoPartner –  Main Focus: Corporations, Construction and Real Estate, Litigation.
Felix Prändl photoDr iur Felix PrändlPartner – Main Focus: M&A, Associations, IT, Arbitrator.
Orlin Radinsky photoDr iur Orlin RadinskyPartner – Main Focus: Commercial Criminnal Law, Real Estate, Trade, Central and…
Martin Reinisch photoMag iur Martin ReinischPartner – Main Focus: Trade Marks, Design, Patents, Copyright Law, Competition.
Philipp Sebesta photo Philipp SebestaLawyer – Main Focus: Corporate Law, Real Estate.
Petra Vyhnalik photoDr iur Petra VyhnalikLawyer – Main Focus: Real Estate, Copyright Law, Litigation.
Number of lawyers : 35
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