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Katharina Schmid is a highly experienced intellectual property attorney at law with a demonstrated history and skills in trademark prosecution, enforcement and litigation. She also regularly acts in the fields of design, copyright, unfair competition, licensing and IP litigation.
Dr Schmid has worked in the trademark and IP field for 20 years, of which two and a half years was spent as a trademark lawyer at the Alicante office of a reputed international law firm. In 2007, she founded her own IP boutique law firm in Vienna, schmid-ip. Ever since, schmid-ip strives to offer custom-tailored services at the highest level in terms of quality and performance, and with a very personal approach and at predictable rates. Dr Schmid works for both local clients, from SMEs to large companies, as well as top-tier international law firms and clients. This varied clientele requires the highest flexibility both timewise and in understanding the respective client’s business, needs and core interests, and has provided her with rare market insight.
Dr Schmid’s working style is customer-oriented and dedicated to finding solutions. She is also an experienced litigator. Clients describe her as “smart, reliable and sophisticated” and “super-responsive, pragmatic and business savvy”.
Her published works include contributions to a standard commentary on Austrian Unfair Competition Law since 2009 – on the protection of company names, trade names and unregistered trademarks and on the publication of verdicts, as well as essays, notes on decisions and blogs.
Recent work highlights were several IP litigation matters and trademark portfolio management of restructuring measures at large Austrian companies with subsidiaries in several EU countries and of a sports federation; and countless opposition and cancellation proceedings. Key clients are from the automotive, communications, entertainment, hotel and catering, pharma, retail and software industries.