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Dr. Christoph Petsch
Born 1957.

Attorney at law, admitted to the Vienna Bar 1986.

Selected Practice Areas

Business Law, Corporate Law, Industrial Property Protection, Intellectual Property (Patent-, Design- and Trademark-Protection), Product Piracy, Unfair Competition Law, Licence Agreements, Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), Real Estate transactions, counsel for private individuals


German, Italian, English, French


University of Vienna (Dr. iur., 1981).
1983-1984 Internships in the firms Jacques Mauro and Coutard-Doise-Gewelbe-Martinez, Paris, France.


  • "Lex Mercatoria" 1992;
  • "Arbitrage en matière de propriété intellectuelle" 1995;
  • "Protection of Minority Shareholders" 1995 published by Kluwer Law 1997;
  • "Les Obligations Déontologiques envers les Avocats, les Tribunaux et la Société" 1996;
  • "Cyberlaw - What is it?" 1996;
  • "Study on Data Protection and Public Access to Information", Europäische Kommission 1997;
  • "Webvertising: unfair Competition and Trademarks on the Internet" 1998;
  • "Guide to European Trademark Law and Litigation", Sweet & Maxwell 1998;
  • "Internationale Anerkennung und Schutz der berühmten Marken", "Markenrecht" 8-9/1999;
  • "Outsourcing" 1999; "Enforcing Trademarks abroad" 1999; "Electronic Commerce" veröffentlicht bei Croner 2000;
  • "Austrian Law on Electronic Signatures" 2000,
  • "Investir en Autriche" 2001;
  • "Recovery of Maintenance Claims in Austria" 2003,
  • "INTA Geographical Indications", Austrian report 2004;
  • "Intellectual Property and Internet: from the perspective of right-holders and content providers. Is the legal system capable of meeting their needs of protection, so to ensure their recognition and encourage their creative efforts?" 2005;
  • "Attività imprenditoriale in Austria" 2006-2013;
  • "Der österreichische Unternehmer in Italien" 2006;
  • "AUTRICHE: La porte de l’Europe de l’Est" 2006-2016;
  • "International Sale of Goods" 2006;
  • "The Interaction between Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law: Parallel Import and restraint Competition in vertical Agreements" 2007;
  • "Legal issues and practice in terminating agency, distribution and franchising agreements in Austria" 2008;
  • "Regulating new technologies: Do we need Innovation or is it just a selling argument?" 2008;
  • "The Austrian Bud Saga" 2009.
Memberships and Functions
  • AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) - Honorary National Vice-President;
  • AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle);
  • CCFA (French Austrian Chamber of Commerce)
  • DACH (German Austrian Swiss Lawyers' Association);
  • ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association);
  • IDI (International Distribution Institute);
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce in Austria;
  • INTA (International Trademark Association);
  • LIDC (International League for Competition Law );
  • PTMG (Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group);
  • Vienna Bar Association;
  • UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) - National Representative in Austria (2010-2016);
  • UCCA (Union of the Consular Corps in Austria).
Diplomatic Appointment

Consul General of the Republic of San Marino for Austria

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