Firm Profile > Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria

Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 3

At Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH, the team has a strong track record in the management and enforcement of trade marks as well as related litigation. Client stem from a wide array of sectors including beverages, perfume and fashion. Martin Reinisch, who 'is extremely well versed in Austrian IP laws', heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Martin Reinisch


‘BKP has found that fine tuned balance between professional, high quality service and a personal touch. Simply easy to work with, and at the same time with reassurance that the matter is in safe hands.’

‘Martin Reinisch is commercially minded, detail orientated and skilled, and at the same time the most positive person you could meet. Any client would be in safe hands with this trustworthy counsel.’

‘Martin is a brilliant lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and a lovely person to work with. I would not hesitate to refer Martin to any client who needs legal assistance in Austria.’

‘Martin Reinisch is responsive, competent and provides a complete assistance, extrajudicial, administrative and judicial. He has very good skills in negotiating.’

‘Martin Reinisch is a leading (soft) IP lawyer in Austria, the man to go to with cases that matter. A sharp, effective lawyer and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Pragmatic advice, efficient turnaround.’

‘Martin Reinisch is an excellent all round IP lawyer.’

‘The team is very thorough in its research. They will look for the needle in the haystack if this is needed. The team is very responsive as well.’

‘Martin Reinisch is excellent in his performance. He is hands-on and at the same time very skilled in IP law.’

‘The main strengths of the firm are their detailed knowledge in IP and in particular in trademark law, their effective work and goal-oriented approach and that they see our business needs as a priority.’

‘Martin Reinisch and his team keep us always and efficiently updated on the work of his team, provide us with great advice on our international trademark portfolio and find quick and effective solutions for any occurring problem in our international IP portfolio. Furthermore, Martin Reinisch is well-informed about the different local practices, especially the US and Asian practices in IP matters. Moreover, his responses are quick, and we get well, fast and automatically informed on the current situation of our trademarks and other IP rights. He always keeps the business and interests of our company in mind.’

‘Excellent knowledge of IP related matters with a pragmatic and global approach. Exceptional engagement and handling of cases.’

‘Martin Reinisch provides solutions even to the most complex legal issues and ensures that the case will be handled in the best possible way. His organizational abilities were also exceptional, as he was able to monitor progress in several jurisdictions keeping at the same an eye on every possible detail of the case.’

‘Martin Reinisch has a particular competence in trademark and competition law.’

‘Our key contact at the firm is Martin Reinisch. For Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition matters, he stands out. Martin assisted our firm and clients in a range of trademark litigation, opposition proceedings, trademark portfolio management as well as unfair competition matters. He easily understands the nature of contentious matters, and able to provide strategic guidance to protect the client.’

‘Primarily we have worked with Martin Reinisch at the firm. He focuses on trademark infringement, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, the protection of luxury brands and copyright. He is extremely well versed in Austrian IP laws.’

‘Martin Reinisch a senior partner with the firm, has assisted us with IP services in Austria. His vast experience, and quick responsiveness is much appreciated as is his extensive legal knowledge and friendly demeanour. ’

Key clients

KSR Solution GmbH

Quality Austria – Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH

LIFE + (formerly Aids Life)

Bacardi & Company Limited

Ponti & Partners, SLP

Choon’s Design LLC

Spirits International (SPI Group)

Shiseido (Beauté Prestige International SA)

Moët Hennessy Österreich GmbH

CANNA International B.V.

Lalique Parfum SA

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a strong profile for consumer protection work while also handling IP, insolvency-related, contractual and shareholder disputes, among others. Key contacts include Alexander Klauser, who is well versed in insolvency-related matters and consumer litigation, Bernhard Girsch, who is experienced in distribution contracts and associated disputes, and real estate sector expert Gerald Otto.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Klauser; Bernhard Girsch; Gerald Otto


‘Alexander Klauser is the senior and founding partner of bkp. We have been working with him for over twenty years. He is an excellent litigator and a creative mind. He is very dedicated to consumer protection, which is rare among commercial lawyers.’

‘Bkp has dedicated a large and great team to defend their clients.’

‘Gerald Otto: the up-and-coming, young litigator easily outperforms many of his peers.’

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
EU and competition, Companies, corporations, tax Dr Bernhard Girsch
IT and telecommunications, Data protection, Companies, corporations, tax Dr Felix Prändl
Intellectual property Mag Martin Reinisch
Data protection, IT and telecommunications, Labour and employment Mag Georg Fellner
Real Estate, Companies, corporations, tax Mag Lisa Matousek
Real Estate, International construction, Mergers and acquisitions Dr Arno Brauneis
Real Estate, Mergers and acquisitions, Dispute Resolution Dr Gerald Otto
Mergers and acquisitions Dr Felix Prändl
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Commercial Criminal Law Dr Orlin Radinsky
Real estate, Family Law Mag Valentina Philadelphy
Insolvency and restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and arbitration Dr Alexander Klauser
Insolvency and restructuring Mag Lukas Weber
Labour and employment, Companies, corporations, tax Mag Philipp Gamauf
Real Estate, Labour and employment, Foundations and trusts Dr Andreas Bauer
Public procurement, Public Law Mag Thomas Neuwerth
Real Estate, Public procurement, Public Law Mag Maria Vertesich
Compliance & Commercial Criminal Law Mag Petra Vyhnalik
Photo Name Position Profile
Mag Samy Ali  photo Mag Samy Ali Lawyer
Dr Sonja Barnreiter  photo Dr Sonja Barnreiter Lawyer
Dr Stefan Gurmann  photo Dr Stefan Gurmann Partner
Number of lawyers : 32
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