Barbara Kuchar Partner
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Barbara Kuchar has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, IT law and complex litigation. She was a partner in two prestigious Austrian commercial law firms before taking over as head of the IP department at KWR in 2015. In the course of her career, she also gained experience abroad, as a location manager in Budapest and at one of the largest commercial law firms in Dublin.


  • Barbara Kuchar is recognised as a leading expert in the field of intellectual property by numerous legal directories.
  • Barbara Kuchar has an excellent global network in her field and works on an ongoing basis as part of international teams for many of the world's best-known trademark owners.
  • The work of KWR partner Barbara Kuchar and her team is described in the current JUVE ranking as "competent, fast, and uncomplicated", "technically very well versed" and "...meticulous and of outstanding quality".
  • ‘Barbara Kuchar represented us in a very complicated dispute. In addition to extensive specialist knowledge, we were particularly impressed by the tactical approach and the extreme accuracy of our legal team.’ (Legal 500 2023)

Functions and other activities

  • Member of the Austrian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright, Women in Sports Law, GRUR, DGRI, INTA (current: Commercialization of Brands Committee, former Chair of Unfair Competition Committees 2020-2022), PTMG, ECTA, LES
  • Barbara Kuchar regularly publishes on current topics in professional media and speaks at national and international conferences.

    List of publications by Barbara Kuchar

Practice areas

Intellectual Property & Industrial Property Protection, Data Protection, New Technologies & Digitisation


Intellectual Property Law (trademarks, designs, patents and copyright), Unfair Competition, Advertising Law, IT and Software Contract Law, E-commerce and General Terms and Conditions, Protection of Trade Secrets, Franchise and Licensing Law, Data Protection, Litigation in these areas


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1991), Bar exam with honours (1997)


German, English, Italian, French

Publications (excerpt)

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