since 2014/06
Cooperation Partner at Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG
2011 – 2014/05
Attorney and Consultant (previously associate) of Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG
2007 – 2011
Associate at Schwarz Schönherr Rechtsanwälte KG
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, U.S.; Austrian Trade Commission, New York, U.S.
2001 – 2002
Legal researcher, Spitzy & Lenzinger, Vienna
Culture Editor ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), Vienna


Bar exam with honours, Vienna
LL.M. courses / postgraduate exchange program IP / IT Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Brussels, Belgium
1999 – 2004
Diploma Studies of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna
Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law, Cornell Law School, NY - Université Paris I - Sorbonne, Paris
1991 – 1999
School St. Ursula, graduation with honours


Michaela has a very strong focus on trademark law, in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She accompanies the entire branding process of high value clients, advises on complex contractual frameworks, in pre-litigation, opposition, cancellation and infringement proceedings.
Epitomising the firm’s “practical and commercially minded approach” is Michaela Petsche, who “does an exemplary job, offering no-nonsense counsel focused on what really matters to the brand owner”.


EuGH gewährt zweite Chance auf .eu-Wunschdomain, (The ECJ grants a second chance for achieving the coveted .eu domain) Feiler/Petsche, Die Presse, 06.08.2012, 9
Wie Urheber im Web zu ihrem Recht kommen könnten, (How Copyright Holders could enforce their rights in the Web) Feiler/Petsche, Die Presse, 07.05.2012, 16


International Trademark Association (INTA)
IP/IT Law Forum Austria (Infolaw)
Österreichischer Juristenverband