Since 2006
Partner of Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG
2002 – 2005
Partner of Engin-Deniz Reimitz Schönherr Hafner Lawyers KEG
2000 – 2001
Lawyer Dr. Gerhard Engin-Deniz & Dr. Christian Reimitz Rechtsanwälte OEG
1999 – 2000
Attorney at Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte OEG
1996 – 1999
Associate at Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte OEG
1994 – 1995
Associate at Emberger Rechtsanwaltskanzlei GmbH


1995 – 1996
LL.M. Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Master of European Las)
1992 – 1994
Doctoral studies at the University of Vienna, dissertation "European debt contract IPR from an Austrian perspective"
1985 – 1991
Graduate studies at the University of Vienna
1977 – 1985


Georg Schönherr is a “tough, high-quality litigator” with years of contentious experience under his belt; both he and Grötschl have put in winning courtroom performances on behalf of fashion mega-names such as Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
“Georg is a top litigator with exceptional knowledge of IP law. Clients feel comfortable leaving their meatiest cases with Georg; his insight is always spot-on and business savvy. A high energy lawyer, he combines speed with an eye for detail.”
Georg Schönherr boasts experience in a wide range of IP mandates, with a focus on trade mark issues, including portfolio management, as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings. He also offers strength in patent infringement and copyright issues. He is particularly active for clients from the life sciences, media and beverage sectors.
Georg Schönherr is “clever and quick thinking. He has great courtroom presence, and he lives for IP”
“If you are looking for counsel with international experience in litigation and transactional work and a strong, persuasive negotiation style, Georg Schönherr is the man to go to.”
Georg Schönherr, often recommended and the leading partner in the intellectual property.
Georg Schönherr is recommended in the 2016 Trend Ranking of Attorneys as one of Austria's most brilliant lawyers for trademark, design and copyright law. (Trend Ranking of Attorneys 2016)
Mr. Georg Schönherr is very prompt in his responses, very hands-on, often simply picks up the phone instead of writing long (and costly) reports nobody has time to read. ‘Georg Schönherr is the senior partner always taking part in meetings and providing his advice based on long experience in the subject.‘
Georg Schönherr enjoys a notable reputation in the market based on many years of experience. In addition to assisting international clients with their trade mark portfolios, he is a seasoned litigator in unfair competition and trade mark cases before Austrian authorities and courts. He has a particular focus on clients from the fashion, consumer goods, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. Sources portray him as "extremely experienced, very quick and ,above all, he has a very good commercial understanding of the problems of the clients."
Georg Schönherr “is a strategic thinker who always has a pragmatic and business-oriented approach. He always provides clear advice and is hands-on and direct. A natural born leader, he finds the right people to handle specific tasks and is great at knowledge sharing.”
Founding partner Georg Schönherr is cut from similar cloth and is hailed as “one of the toughest litigators around”.
Georg Schönherr is mentioned as Patent Star 2020 und Trade mark star 2020.
Georg Schönherr wird als führender Name im Geistigen Eigentum gelistet.


Grundsätze des EV-Verfahrens in Patentsachen, insbesondere betreffend Arzneimittel (Principles of injunction proceedings in patent matters, with particular focus on medicinal products)
(OGH, 17 Ob 24/09t – Nebivolol), GRUR Int. 2010, 380
Fragen des Exports und des Beseitigungsanspruchs bei Patentverletzungen (Questions of export and of abatement claims in cases of patent infringement)
(OGH, 17 Ob 12/09b – Transdermal-Pflaster), GRUR int. 2010, 8
Tirol-Milch Logo
(OGH, 4 Ob 49/10z), ecolex 2010/287
Losartan – keine Auswirkungen des TRIPs-Abkommens auf den Vorbehalt des Stoffschutzverbots (Losartan - no impact of the TRIPs agreement on the reservation of the compound protection ban)(Losartan - no impact of the TRIPs agreement on the reservation of the compound protection ban)
ÖBI 2009, 267
Notes on ECJ
Judgment of 6.10.2009 – Rs. C-301/07 – PAGO/Tirolmilch, MarkenR 2009, 506
Elfmeterschießen um die Markenrechte der Europameisterschaft – marken- und kennzeichenrechtliche Aspekte der Fußball-EM 2008 (Penalty shoot-out for the trademark rights to the European Championship - legal aspects of the 2008 European Football Championship from the point of view of the law on trademarks and related signs)
ÖBI 2007/58
Zur Zulässigkeit von Swiss Claim-Ansprüchen nach österreichischem Recht, WBI 2005, 405 (Admissibility of Swiss-type claims under Austrian law, WBI 2005, 405)(Admissibility of Swiss-type claims under Austrian law, WBI 2005, 405)
Supreme Court Decision OGH 4 Ob 134/04s (Omeprazol I), ÖBI 2005, 78
Zur Zuständigkeit bei Internetdelikten aus zivilrechtlicher Sicht, Plöckinger/Duursma/Mayrhofer (Hrsg) Internet-Recht (Jurisdiction in cases of Internet crime from a civil law perspective, Plöckinger / Duursma / Mayrhofer (ed), Internet Law)
(2 August 2004) Competition law aspects of the Internet, ÖÖBI 1999, 267


International Trademark Association (INTA) – Enforcement Committee
Marques – Unfair Competition Team
Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)
European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
European Patent Lawyers (EPLAW)
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Austrian Association for Protection of Intellectual Property
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