Dr Egon Engin-Deniz > CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Lifesciences & Healthcare, TMC - Technology, Media & Communications, Consumer Products, Media Law, Sports Law


Dr Egon Engin-Deniz is a partner in the firm and has been with CMS since 1991.

Egon Engin-Deniz is an attorney-at-law for intellectual property law and a leading expert in the fields of Life Sciences & Healthcare and TMC – Technology, Media & Telecommunications. He heads the Intellectual Property and Media Department of CMS in Vienna.

He has extensive expertise in contentious and non-contentious trademark, domain and patent law, copyright including access control law, distribution and unfair competition law. His team specialises in the prosecution of product piracy and the examination of parallel imports. Egon Engin-Deniz is a recognised expert in cross-border litigation and licensing.

Equally important as his intensive involvement in litigation activities are the strategic “cradle to grave” advisory services he provides to companies, starting from the choice of names and portfolio management to trademark, patents and licensing strategies.

Up until 2008, Egon Engin-Deniz was state commissioner for the Austrian collecting societies OeSTIG und LSG.


Partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 1999, lecturer at the B & K Academy and the University of Vienna, author of articles on intellectual property with a focus on patent litigation and copyrights (access control), author of the leading commentary on Austrian Trademark Law.


German, English.


International Trademark Association (INTA); European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); chairman of the MARQUES Cyberspace Team, the Association of the European Trade Mark Owners; Programme Committee for the Austrian legal day event “IT-Rechtstag”; CMS Alliance Head of Practice Area Group Intellectual Property, which is made up of more than 100 experts on intellectual property law from the leading European law and tax consulting firms from various countries.


University of Vienna (Dr. iur., 1990).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ‘extremely competent’ team advises clients on all aspects of IP projects, including trade mark, copyright and patent registrations and prosecutions. The group often leverages its international network to assist clients with long-running global portfolio management, in addition to handling matters concerning trade secrets and traditional IP disputes. Practice head Egon Engin-Deniz takes a ‘direct, bold and very effective’ approach to trade mark, patent and domain issues when assisting pharmaceutical, IT and consumer clients. Gabriela Staber‘s maintains a regulatory and IP focused practice, while Hans Lederer, who was promoted to partner in February 2023, focuses on trade mark prosecution and copyright matters.