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

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Intellectual Property; IT and Software Contract Law; Copyright Law; Unfair Competition; Protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets; Data Protection; Advertising Law; Franchising and Licensing; General Commercial and Litigation




Court internship (1992); Associate at Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG (1993 – 1996); Management of the Weiss-Tessbach Budapest office (1996); Foreign associate at A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin (1996 – 1997); Attorney-at-law in Vienna (since 1997); Partner at Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG (1997 – 2002); Partner at Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (2002-2014), Partner at KWR (since 2015); Regular speaker at professional events in connection with IP and advertising topics:  Trade Secrets in the EU (PTMG conference in Warsaw); IT-Know-how-Schutz in Austria (DGRI Three countries meeting 2016); Trade secrets in business in cooperation with other speakers (ARS 2016, 2017); Protection of personal data and secret company data (WIFI Management Forum Wien, with Dr. Anna Mertinz, 2017); 8. Austrian Public Procurement Day: “Trade Secrets: Handlungsbedarf für Unternehmen in puncto Geheimnisschutz” (2017); “Fachtagung GmbH”, data protection – the new EU Data Protection Regulation & an outlook onto the amendment business and corporate secrets (Lindecampus, 2017); Delta Academy (University of Leoben, 2017, 2018, 2019) Intellectual Property Law; 16th IMH Annual Conference for in-house counsels: Directive 2016/943/EU on the protection of trade secrets – an overview (2018); ÖV Experts-Scan concerning the 2018 amendment to the Unfair Competition Act implementing the Trade Secrets Directive: Criminal Law protection according to Unfair Competition Act and Criminal Code (2019); MANZ annual conference of legal group law issues: Protection of Trade Secrets in group companies – What has to be done after the 2018 amendment to the Unfair Competition Act? (2019)


German, English, French, Italian


Austrian Association for Industrial Property and Copyright, DGRI (German Association of Law and Informatics), INTA (2020 – 2022: Chair of Unfair Competition Committee), PTMG, ECTA, LES


University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 1991); Bar exam with distinction (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.