The highest level
of expertise

Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of commercial law. Thanks to decades of experience and expertise, at CERHA HEMPEL we know and understand the ins and outs of every area of law. At the national and international level, we continuously demonstrate our business know-how. Apart from guaranteeing unparalleled quality, trust, and professionalism in all areas of commercial law, CERHA HEMPEL also guarantees its clients the highest level of service combined with the latest legal knowledge.

IP & Unfair Competition

Unfair competition and intellectual property are two other areas we specialise in. We have a great track record of representing clients in court proceedings for unfair competition and we regularly advise clients on all matters relating to intellectual property rights.

Asserting and defending the rights of our clients is one of our core areas of expertise. We provide representation before courts and national and international trademark authorities and also assist our clients with out-of-court disputes.

In addition, we oversee the national and international protection of trademarks for our clients, provide them with trademark management services and help them develop IP strategies. The range of services we provide also includes legal advice on employee inventions.

We assess and examine advertising and marketing measures (competitions, comparative advertising, product labelling and design), check for possible labelling conflicts and provide assistance on contractual issues relating to intellectual property. In terms of compliance with unfair competition legislation, we also check to ensure our clients comply with information requirements under the E-Commerce Act, Distance Selling Act and Consumer Protection Act.

  • Unfair competition
  • Trademark, design, copyright and patent law
  • Employee inventions
  • Trademark applications (in Austria, the European Union, and internationally) and trademark management
  • Compliance under unfair competition legislation
  • E-Commerce and distance selling (E-Commerce Act, Distance Selling Act, Consumer Protection Act)
  • Food law

Our experts

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 121
Mag. Mark Krenn
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 591
Dr. Michaela Siegwart
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 481
JUDr. Martin Kartner
Partner
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Mgr. David Kučera
Partner
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Sergei Makarchuk, LL.M.
Partner
Belarus
+375 17 266 34 17
Dr. Tamás Polauf
Partner
Hungary
+36 1 457 80 40
Tatiana Aleksnina
Senior Associate
Belarus
Gergana Antonova
Senior Associate
Bulgaria
+359 2 401 09 99
JUDr Zuzana Bannert Mikulová
Senior Associate
Slovak Republic
+421 2 2064 8580
Mgr. Matěj Bolek
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Mgr. et Mgr. Lukáš Hoder, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Dr. Katharina Majchrzak
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 440
Marina Makarchuk
Senior Associate
Belarus
Vadim Poleschuk
Senior Associate
Belarus
Mgr. Eva Ruhswurmová
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Mag. Wolfgang Schreiner
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 146
Dr. Bernadett Török
Senior Associate
Hungary
+36 1 457 80 40
Andrei Zamfirescu
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13