• Patentanwälte
    • Being close to our CLIENTS is all about building relationships.

      For more than six decades, our clients, ranging from SMEs and universities to leading corporations, have relied on our experience in national and international industrial property protection. We currently represent inventors and their inventions in the areas of chemistry and pharmacology, medicine, biology and biotechnology, mechanical engineering, physics as well as electrical engineering and information technology.

      Our office can handle both small individual projects with personalized assistance and large IP portfolios. We are a team of 15 experienced and specialized experts who rely on sophisticated infrastructure to provide the level of personalized assistance that fits your needs.

      All team members are fluent in at least two foreign languages. After all, we represent your interests not only in Austria and in the EU, but around the globe. In addition, we observe and shape international developments in the area of industrial property protection by participating as delegates in intellectual property associations and professional associations.

    • MARC KESCHMANN

      As the concertmaster of a Viennese university orchestra, he plays the proverbial first fiddle both in the orchestra pit and at the office. Marc knows how to make everybody reach their full potential and he knows how to make his voice heard among many. He believes that perfect results are achieved by taking into account important details while ignoring irrelevant minutiae. It’s happy and delighted clients and concert audiences that make Marc’s day. 

      PARTNER

      Austrian Patent attorney
      European Patent Attorney
      European Trademark & Design Attorney

      EDUCATION:

      University degree in mechanical engineering-management from the Vienna University of Technology

      INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

      Austrian foreign trade office, Paris

      MEMBERSHIPS:

      Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
      Austrian Association for Industrial Property Protection and Intellectual Property
      FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
      AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Austrian delegate
      EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
      ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association), council member
      INTA (International Trademark Association)

      PUBLICATIONS:

      Co-author: "marken.schutz" (MANZ, editor: G. Kucsko, Vienna 2006)

      LANGUAGES:

      German, English, French

    • MAGDALENA ARTAKER

      Magdalena's senses are always alert, both in everyday life and when she's traveling the world. Her engaging personality helps build trust in no time. Since Magdalena is a great listener, she is always quick to find the right solution. Add her innate sense for quality and design and her scientific background, and you have the perfect combination for addressing complex questions.

      TRAINEE PATENT ATTORNEY 

      EDUCATION

      University degree in genetics and microbiology from the University of Vienna

      LANGUAGES:

      German, English, French

    • STEPHAN HAAS

      Stephan's first career plan, at a very early age, was to become a lawyer. Instead, he got a technical education and subsequently became an expert in security technology. Ultimately, this proved not to be a detour in his career, but is testament to his targeted efficiency. Thanks to his characteristic calmness, Stephan always finds the best solutions even for highly complex tasks. This is a priceless skill to have, especially when it comes to demanding patent and trademark cases. 

      EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY

      EDUCATION:

      University degree in mechanical engineering-management from the Vienna University of Technology
      PhD degree in mechanical engineering from the Vienna University of Technology
      Master in economics from the University of Vienna
      Bachelor degree in business management from the University of Vienna
      University degree course in innovation management from the Danube University Krems

      LANGUAGES:

      German, English, French, Swedish, Persian

    • TECHNOLOGY AND LAW ARE TWO SEPARATE WORLDS.

      WE LIVE IN BOTH.

      Patent attorneys are more than specialized attorneys at law. Each and every one of us has a full university degree in a technical or mathematical/scientific field. This is what it takes to be able to assess and manage the technical aspects of inventions quickly and accurately.

      In addition, our legal education gives us in-depth expertise in the areas of patent, trademark and design law. It is this combination of science and law that allows us to protect our clients' interests to the best possible extent.

    • Austrian patent attorneys are bound by the high standards of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys and must pass the federal patent attorney exam. Clients can be sure that all federally certified patent attorneys have thorough knowledge in the following areas:

      • Austrian legal provisions regarding patent law, integrated circuit layout design protection, trademark law, design law and patent attorney law as well as intergovernmental contract law.
      • Provisions of Austrian competition law and provisions in this area applicable in other major legislations
      • Austrian legal provisions regarding constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, commercial law and law of civil procedure
      • For supervisory purposes, codes of professional conduct apply as well as strict disciplinary law and the disciplinary power of the Chamber of Patent Attorney and the competent ministry.

      To register as a European Patent Attorney, candidates must pass a European qualifying examination administered by the European Patent Office. This test presupposes thorough knowledge of European patent law, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Paris Convention, decisions by the boards of appeal of the EPO as well as national law, to the extent that it is applicable to European patent registrations and patents.

    • CLEAR LANGUAGE

      Issues relating to industrial property law can be complex and multi-layered. When applying for patents, not only legal aspects must be taken into account, but usually also highly complex technical questions. Since not everybody is familiar with the specialized language spoken in patent and trademark law or even legal jargon in general, we strive to use straightforward language when talking to our clients. We go to great lengths to explain the issues at hand in an easy-to-understand manner.

      RESULTS

      One of our top priorities is achieving the best possible results for the cases entrusted to us by our clients. As a general rule, for any case we take on, we always take into consideration our clients' business environment when choosing the legal avenue we want to pursue.

      PROTECTION

      Our number one priority is protecting our clients' intellectual property rights. At our office, we always rely on the dual control principle for all activities, both for subject-matter work and formalities. For highly critical issues, such as monitoring deadlines and annual fee payments, we have introduced multiple security mechanisms that combine computer-based monitoring with manual registration and control of all deadlines.

      CONFIDENTIALITY

      We are well aware of the fact that personal trust is paramount in the interaction between a patent attorney and you as a client. It goes without saying that we will handle all information you provide with utmost confidentiality. Professional ethics commit us patent attorneys to strict confidentiality. For example, we can refuse to declare as witnesses in civil courts and before administrative authorities if the interests of our clients are at stake.

      THOROUGHNESS

      We commit to work conscientiously on all mandates entrusted to us and to protect our clients' interests. We do so with great enthusiasm and loyalty towards our clients. We have the authority of immediately presenting everything we believe to be helpful for our clients and to use attack and defense measures to the extent that they are not contrary to our power of attorney, our conscience, and the law.

  • YOU LIVE IN A WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

    SO DO WE.

    On behalf of our clients, we work both on obtaining, appealing and enforcing all intellectual property rights. 

    We represent our clients before patent offices, take care of patent, trademark and design searches and monitor all activities related to intellectual property rights. In addition, we also manage entire portfolios and develop sophisticated IP strategies.

    We take care of the complex area of employee invention law, draft contracts and assess intellectual property rights. Our services also include organizing presentations and seminars on exciting topics.

    • NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF PATENT AND TRADEMARK LAW.

      AND FROM OUR OFFICE.

      Patent and trademark law is continually changed and adapted. We will keep you up to date about relevant developments. Also, in this section, you have the option of downloading the most frequently used forms in their latest versions.

      In addition, all clients can keep up-to-date regarding their cases via our restricted-access area. Those who share our passion for science AND technology will find our latest job openings right here in this section.

    • THE FASTEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US.

      IT'S CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURE.

      In this section, our clients can register with their personal access data and exchange information with us.

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    • LET US TAKE CARE OF ALL THAT PAPERWORK.

      BUT LET’S GET A FEW FORMALITIES OUT OF THE WAY FIRST.

      There is no way around a few forms. But don't worry, we will complete most of them for you. We have made the most frequently used forms available for download in this section.

    • WE HAVE GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

      WHICH IS VERY CONVENIENT FOR OUR CLIENTS.

      Austrian Patent Office

      European Patent Office

      World Intellectual Property Organization

      Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

    • YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

      IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.

      Haffner und Keschmann Patentanwälte GmbH
      Schottengasse 3a
      1010 Vienna, Austria

      Phone: +43 (0)1 5330858, 5332504
      Fax: +43 (0)1 5339250

      office@atpat.com

      Our office is located in the first district in Vienna between Schottentor and Freyung. If you are traveling by public transportation, we recommend getting off at Schottentor station (U2, 1, D, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 71, 1A, 40A). From there, it's just a two-minute walk to our office. If you are traveling by car, we recommend parking at the Freyung parking garage or at the Votivpark parking garage. Please note that a parking fee for short-term parking applies throughout the first district, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    • WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE FINE PRINT CAN BE.

      EVEN THOUGH NOBODY READS IT.

      Haffner und Keschmann Patentanwälte GmbH
      Schottengasse 3a, 1010 Vienna, Austria
      Phone: +43 (0)1 5330858, Fax: +43 (0)1 5339250

      LEGAL INFORMATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 5, PARAGRAPH 1 OF THE AUSTRIAN E-COMMERCE ACT

      Haffner und Keschmann Patentanwälte GmbH are Austrian patent attorneys, European Patent Attorneys and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) and are subject to the professional standards of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys (www.patentanwalt.at), the EPI code of professional conduct (www.patentepi.com) as well as the FICPI code of professional conduct (www.ficpi.org).

      Legal form: Austrian limited liability company (GmbH)
      Managing director: Marc Keschmann
      Company register number: FN 381934v, commercial court Vienna
      VAT ID number:  ATU67774704

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