Our competence for your right

We support home and foreign industrial enterprises as well as medium-sized clients, but also individual smart minds in all fields of industrial property protection.

Because of the central location of our office in the traditional mining city Leoben, we work, above all, for home clients from Styria, especially from Graz, and the neighbouring provinces Upper Austria, Carinthia, Lower Austria and Burgenland as well as for clients from Vienna.

Among our competences are especially the drafting and prosecution of patent, trademark and design applications and defence and enforcement of IP rights against third parties.


For this purpose, we represent clients and enforce their interests before the

  • Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA)
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Federal Office for Health and Food Safety


Dr. Gernot Wirnsberger & Team

Besides that, we advise our clients concerning all issues in this field, for example preparation of legal opinions with relation to patent infringements or validity of patents, legal opinions concerning brand infringements, assessments of patents and patent families according to ÖNORM/Austrian Standards, the negotiations and preparation of licence agreements as well as issues of employee inventions.

We also offer strategic seminaries for industrial enterprises, which deal with structure, administration and assessment of patent-portfolios.

Among our services are also interfaces for a secure web-based access to client-related files.

To pursue our clients' interests abroad, we rely on a well-established worldwide network of communicating lawyers and patent attorneys which enables us effectively to enforce our clients' interests.

We represent foreign clients in Austria, among other things, concerning the validation of European patents in Austria, application of supplementary protection certificates as well as application and prosecution of patents and trademarks before the ÖPA, EPO and HABM, opposition and nullity proceedings and the enforcement of patents and trademarks against third parties.