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trademark & design management

Schoenherr has more than 60 years of experience in the administration and enforcement of trademarks and designs, supporting clients in clearing, filing, maintaining, and defending their IP rights.

Efficiency and quality are key drivers of the Schoenherr ip trademark and design management practice. A notably sized and experienced team of trademark & design specialists handle matters in close collaboration with Schoenherr ip partners, attorneys and associates. The team is responsible for worldwide trademark and design portfolios of national and international clients and represents in front of national and international ip offices and courts.


trademark & design specialists

Each trademark & design specialist handles trademark applications, renewals and recordals and has additionally specialized in related matters, eg design applications and maintenance, trademark oppositions and cancellation actions, trademark filing strategies, coordination of worldwide trademark portfolios, as well as building and auditing trademark and design portfolios.

part of the ip & technology practice group

The team is integrated into the firm's renown ip & unfair competition team, ensuring seamless one-stop-shop service on the full range of ip enforcement and strategy advice. Furthermore, being embedded in a full-service environment, allows the team to cover related issues linked to other practice areas quickly and efficiently.

our services include

  • 24/7 IP management database access for clients 
  • Clearance searches and risk analysis
  • Domain name monitoring
  • Evaluation of registrability
  • Filings (direct in Schoenherr jurisdictions and via a worldwide network of ip firms)
  • International protection strategies
  • Lists of goods and services tailormade
  • Office actions
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Portfolio audits
  • Recordals in the registers
  • Renewals
  • Trademark monitoring





Shush, don't tell! Secret design applications in Austria and the EU

Both Austrian national designs as well as Registered Community Designs with EU-wide protection can initially be filed without disclosure (i.e. secret applications). This means that their publication will be deferred. Secret design applications generally make sense if the applicant is interested in keeping a design undisclosed for as long as possible. The precise national and EU-wide regulations are not completely uniform.


Tips & tricks to ensure legal validity of a design registration

What do the terms "novelty" and "individual character" mean and why are they so important?

As mentioned in our blog post of 23 April 2024 (link), several criteria must be met to ensure the legal validity of a design registration.


What do you need for a design application in Austria?

Designating designs

As we already noted in our blog article of 19 March 2024 (link), intellectual property covers more than "just" trademarks. A design is particularly recommendable if the external appearance of a product or part of it is to be protected.


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our team

Meet our team trademark & design management team consisting of ip lawyers and specialists.

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