Mag iur Barbara Kuchar > KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Intellectual Property Law (trademarks, designs, patents and copyright), Unfair Competition, Advertising Law, IT and Software Contract Law, E-​commerce and General Terms and Conditions, Protection of Trade Secrets, Franchise and Licensing Law, Data Protection, Litigation in these areas




Barbara Kuchar has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, IT law and complex litigation. She was a partner in two prestigious Austrian commercial law firms before taking over as head of the IP department at KWR in 2015. In the course of her career, she also gained experience abroad, as a location manager in Budapest and at one of the largest commercial law firms in Dublin.


German, English, French, Italian


Member of the Austrian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright, GRUR, DGRI, INTA (current: Commercialization of Brands Committee, former Chair of Unfair Competition Committees 2020-2022), PTMG, ECTA, LES


Universität Wien (Mag.iur. 1991), Bar exam with honours (1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Barbara KucharKWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH assists clients with a range of IP work, including the drafting of licence, acquisition and joint venture agreements, while also taking on IP litigation. In the contentious space, the firm covers patent, copyright and trade mark protection and infringement cases, in addition to unfair competition matters and related trade secrets issues. Strategic IP work is a further pillar of the practice group, where it advises on the management of trade mark portfolios for clients. Barbara Kuchar leads the team, advising across the full spectrum of copyright, patent and trade mark matters.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

‘Collaboration is seamless’ at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, and the group are particular experts in privacy and trade secrets law. Co-heading up the team are Anna Mertinz and Barbara Kuchar, who have significant cross-practice expertise. Mertinz leads the firm’s employment practice and often works on cases with an overlap between employment law and data protection law. IP practice head Kuchar handles matters which involve the implementation IP, trade secrets and data protection measures.