Schwarz Schönherr is one of the leading intellectual property (trademarks, patents, designs, copyright), competition law and Life Science law firms in Austria. Other fields of expertise include corporate law, Banking and Financial Services Law law, employment law, antitrust and distribution law, real estate law and immigration law.

We are a medium-sized law firm with all the associated benefits. Our partners attend to clients personally and provide quick and efficient service.


Schwarz Schönherr were the winners of the inaugural Global IP Award 2019 for Austria and were awarded the title “Austria IP Firm of the Year 2019”. Furthermore, for many years we have been ranked in the top range by the main Law Directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers, World Trademark Law Review, IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars and JUVE.