New Provisions in Trade Mark Law

EU member states all have to amend their trade mark laws in adoption to the new EU Trade Mark Directive until beginning of 2019. Austria has now passed an amendment of its trade mark law, on the one side, to accelerate the grant procedure and lower its costs to make national trade marks more attractive … >> read more


Christmas donation 2017

Our Christmas donation 2017 was given to “Kinderhospiz Netz” and “Hilfswerk Österreich”. “Kinderhospiz Netz” enables the comprehensive care of seriously ill and life-limiting children and youth at home in their usual environment. “Hilfswerk Österreich” supports people, families and social networks in tackling the challenges of life in the areas of health, family and social affairs.


Conflict between foreign language trademarks

This case is a dispute between two Turkish traders in foodstuffs in Austria. It is a case of trade mark opposition proceedings so that only the registered goods count and not the market fact that these food products are all “halal” (that is, according to Islamic food rules) since this is not reflected in the … >> read more


Austria reduces formal requirements for the recordal of assignments

On 2 August 2017 an amendment of the Austrian IP laws entered into force which considerably reduces the formal requirements for the recordal of assignments, mergers or changes of name. The new rules will apply for all protective rights (patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and SPCs). Generally, it is now sufficient to submit a confirmatory … >> read more


Fabian Stanke registered as Austrian patent attorney

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fabian Stanke, a graduate of the University of Vienna in the subject of Technical Physics following the successful Qualifying Examination for professional representatives before the European Patent Office in 2015 has successfully passed the Austrian Patent Attorney Examination in November 2016. He is registered in the list of … >> read more



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