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ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 5

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH is focused on providing IP support for industry clients, acting across offices in upper Austria, Munich and Vienna. Managing partner Hannes Burger focuses on patent law, Clemens Ofner covers trademark, design, copyright and domain matters and Katarina Casals Ide has expertise in software licensing and employee inventions.


‘I would like to state that we have been working with Anwalte Burger for many years and we are very pleased with this cooperation in every sense. They have a very experienced team and most importantly they are very helpful in all matters.’

‘DR CLEMENS OFNER is our main contact in the company. He is very experienced in IP litigation and IP prosecution matters.’

‘Very experienced team. Great combination of legal and IP experts.’

‘Great experts. Very customer oriented. Very positive experience with: Hannes Burger, Katharina Casals Ide.’

‘Excellent collaboration, they are experts in their field.’

‘People are always friendly and supportive. They try to find the most suitable solution for every matter.’

‘Very reactive and competent.’

‘Huge know how / explain legal issues with not legal wording / very competent.’

Key clients

Aluflexpack novi d.o.o.

Atomic Austria GmbH

Greiner Bio-One GmbH

Neutrik AG

Rosenbauer International AG

Swarovski Optik KG

Weber Hydraulik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Acted for Neutrik AG in providing support and implementation of investigations, major seizure operation with customs/police and representation in legal proceedings in several countries, finally achieving a settlement agreement with the client’s main competitor.

Anwälte Burger und Partner (ABP) is a full-service IP boutique and law firm which offers the entire spectrum of legal services surrounding the protection of intellectual property around the globe.

ABP has a large, synchronized and experienced team of attorneys-at-law, lawyers, technical engineers, researchers and paralegals (more than 50 experts including our cooperation partners and employees at satellite offices!) and operates internationally. This is why ABP can help its clients from the first idea to the worldwide enforcements of rights.

According to clients’ feedback, ABP’s experts “have excellent professional and social skills” and provide “the perfect combination of legal & technical know-how, precise knowledge about products, patents & technology used”. Dr. Hannes Burger and Dr. Clemens Ofner (lead partners of ABP) are highly appreciated for their profound experience in patent and trademark matters.

ABP has offices in Austria (Windischgarsten [headquarters] and Vienna), Germany (Munich) and Switzerland (Zurich), which is a unique constellation (no other IP law firm in Austria can demonstrate such structure!) and enables ABP to interact more directly, personally and faster.

Intellectual property Dr. Hannes Burgerkanzlei@abp-ip.at+43756220531
Intellectual property Dr. Clemens Ofnerkanzlei@abp-ip.at+43756220531
Intellectual property Dr. Katarina Casals Idekanzlei@abp-ip.at+43756220531
Intellectual property Mag. Sabine Mahringerkanzlei@abp-ip.at+43756220531
Intellectual property Mag. Esther Humpl-Wagnerkanzlei@abp-ip.at+43756220531
Intellectual property Dr. Eike Schaperkanzlei@abp-ip.de+4989724083940
Hannes Burger photoDr Hannes BurgerManaging Partner, Attorney at law
Katarina Casals Ide photoDr Katarina Casals IdePartner, Attorney at law
Esther Humpl-Wagner photoMag Esther Humpl-WagnerEmployed Attorney at law
Sabine Mahringer photoMag Sabine MahringerCooperation Partner, Attorney at law
Clemens Ofner photoDr Clemens OfnerPartner, Attorney at law
Isabella Schmid photoMag Isabella SchmidIn-house legal counsel and mediator
Attorneys-at-Law : 6
Austrian Patent Attorneys in cooperation : 3
European Patent Attorneys in cooperation : 2
employed German Patent Attorney : 1
employed Swiss Patent Attorney : 1
employed European Patent Attorney : 1
Lawyer : 1
Trainee Lawyer : 1
Technical Engineers : 8
Paralegals : 27
Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
Österreichische Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (ÖV)
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Zurich

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner offers the complete range of legal services with respect to patents, trade marks, design patents, internet domains, IP rights contracts and agreements, IP rights disputes/conflict resolution and intellectual property searches. Companies all over the world benefit from the concentration of ABP’s know-how in the special field of intellectual property, regardless of whether matters in the USA, Europe, Russia or the Asian region such as China or Japan are included.

ABP is a large filer and cooperates with more than 120 foreign law firms in 100 countries worldwide. The portfolio currently covers more than 21.000 active filings.

The clients

The client base of ABP Anwälte Burger und Partner is a longstanding and strong one, with very interesting and large prosecution projects and litigation matters. Almost all clients are internationally operating companies from the industrial sector (many of them are well-known and global players in their sector) with revenues in the hundreds of millions of Euros.

The team

Managing Partner Dr Hannes Burger and his team have been specialized in intellectual property rights for many years and are nationally and internationally active in prosecution as well as litigation regarding the field of IP.

Dr Hannes Burger is very experienced in confiscation of patent-infringing products and enforcement of rights in China and in IP negotiations with companies on site in e.g. the USA, Great Britain and South Korea.

Founding Partner Dr Clemens Ofner knows how to manage several thousand national and international trademark and design patent applications in more than 100 countries and is experienced in trademark law proceedings e.g. before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg and in advising Austrian and Swiss clients during lawsuits (trademark and competition law) in Germany.

Partner Dr Katarina Casals Ide is also experienced in license negotiations with American companies and has a post-graduate degree in Intellectual Property at the University of Alicante (Spain) leading to the qualification “Máster en Propiedad Industrial, Intelectual y Derecho de la Sociedad de la Información”.

Head of Litigation and Managing Partner of ABP in Munich/Germany Dr. Eike Schaper strengthens the team especially with his experience in the field of competition law with a focus on litigation. Dr Schaper bears the title Maîtrise en droit privé (Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux, France) and is active as a lecturer at the “DeutscheAnwaltAkademie” in Germany for their seminar on patent infringement proceedings.