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

Soft IP, strategic prosecution work and contentious trade mark matters are the pillars of the IP practice at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH. Department head Barbara Kuchar has vast litigation experience and is also well versed in designs, patents and the protection of trade secrets. The client roster includes household names from a wide array of industries including consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

At KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, the core focus is on GDPR implementation assistance and GDPR compliance. Anna Mertinz, who also heads the firm’s employment team and therefore has deep knowledge of the protection of employee data, jointly heads the group with Barbara Kuchar. The latter has a strong IP background and assists clients with data breaches.