Austria IP Overview

IP matters may obtain protection by registration (e.g. patents, utility models, designs, trademarks) or granted protection by a court decision as a result of a proceedings (e.g. protection of innovations, designations, copyright).
Since January 1, 2014 all remedies against decisions of first instance of the Austrian Patent Office (Legal Department, Technical Department, Nullity Department) are to be brought before the Vienna Upper Provincial Court. Afterwards, depending on the case, a recourse or revision to the Supreme Court is possible. Furthermore, the Vienna Commercial Court has competence in the first instance not only for patent infringement matters but also for all civil-law trademark litigations.

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  • Barger, Piso & Partner

    Add: Operngasse 4, A-1010 Wien AUSTRIA 
    Tel: +43 1 512 3399
    Fax: +43 1 513 3706

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