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ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH

Intellectual property Tier 4

Valued for its ‘fast response times’ and ‘broad technical knowledge’, ‘service-oriented’ and ‘customer-focused’ IP boutique ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH  provides ‘profound patent applications’ expertise alongside other patent-related work, and advises on trade mark matters in the contentious and non-contentious spaces. The team consists of Hannes Burger, who acted for Rosenbauer International in a patent infringement case; Clemens Ofner, who has a ‘high negotiating competence’; and Katarina Casals Ide.

The firm: The head office of ABP in Windischgarsten/Austria, the home town of managing partner and attorney at law Dr Hannes Burger, was founded in 2008. In recent years, ABP has built further offices to cover the whole German-speaking market. The branch office in Vienna is headed by cooperation partner Sabine Mahringer, attorney at law. With the foreign desk in Munich, headed by partner Dr Katarina Casals Ide, ABP has a direct link to the European Patent Office to handle clients’ issues personally and faster. Another foreign desk is located in Zurich. (Note: This constellation of offices is absolutely unique in Austria. There is no other IP law firm in Austria that can demonstrate this.)

Since its foundation, the main area of practice has been intellectual property. ABP consists of a large, synchronised and experienced team of attorneys at law, co-operating patent attorneys, searchers and technical engineers (in total more than 30 employees). It is a motivated team communicating by means of state-of-the-art media. One major goal of ABP is the synchronisation of know-how and experience among the practitioners in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In regular meetings the practitioners discuss recent cases and developments in the legal systems. This gives everybody a deep insight into the different systems and enables ABP to provide comprehensive counselling for each client.

Areas of practice: 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.

Managing partner and attorney at law Dr Hannes Burger has specialised in intellectual property rights for many years and is nationally and internationally active in prosecution as well as litigation regarding the field of IP. He has experience in IP-related negotiations (eg contract negotiations) not only in Europe, but also in Asia and the USA. Dr Burger’s special focus is on national and international patent law as well as related legal and technical disputes.

Partner since foundation of ABP and attorney at law Dr Clemens Ofner has specialised in intellectual property rights for many years, too, and is also nationally and internationally active in prosecution as well as litigation regarding the field of IP. His special focus is on Austrian, European and international trade mark, design, copyright, domain and competition law, IP contracts and the monitoring of IP rights.

Partner and attorney at law Dr Katarina Casals Ide has a special focus on Austrian, European and international patents, trade mark, design and competition law; IP-related contracts, particularly in the fields of IP and know-how transfer, research and development, confidentiality and licensing; prosecution and enforcement in Asian countries in close co-operation with local partners.

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Intellectual property: the entire firm is specialised in IP and operates internationally in all areas of the special field of IP
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Dr Hannes Burger  photo Dr Hannes Burger
Dr Katarina Casals Ide  photo Dr Katarina Casals Ide
Mag Esther Humpl-Wagner  photo Mag Esther Humpl-Wagner
Mag Sabine Mahringer  photo Mag Sabine Mahringer
Dr Clemens Ofner  photo Dr Clemens Ofner
Mag Isabella Schmid  photo Mag Isabella Schmid
Number of lawyers : 15
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Zurich