Practice Areas

Intellectual Property; IT and Software Contract Law; Copyright Law; Unfair Competition; Protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets; Data Protection; Advertising Law; Franchising and Licensing; General Commercial and Litigation.

Professional Experience

Court internship (1992); Associate at Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG (1993 - 1996); Management of the Weiss-Tessbach Budapest office (1996); Foreign associate at A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin (1996 - 1997); Attorney-at-law in Vienna (since 1997); Partner at Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG (1997 - 2002); Partner at Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (2002-2014), Partner at KWR (since 2015); Regular speaker at professional events in connection with IP and advertising topics:  Trade Secrets in the EU (PTMG conference in Warsaw); IT-Know-how-Schutz in Austria (DGRI Three countries meeting 2016); Trade secrets in business in cooperation with other speakers (ARS 2016, 2017); Protection of personal data and secret company data (WIFI Management Forum Wien, with Dr. Anna Mertinz, 2017); 8. Austrian Public Procurement Day: "Trade Secrets: Handlungsbedarf für Unternehmen in puncto Geheimnisschutz" (2017); "Fachtagung GmbH", data protection - the new EU Data Protection Regulation & an outlook onto the amendment business and corporate secrets (Lindecampus, 2017); Delta Academy (University of Leoben, 2017, 2018, 2019) Intellectual Property Law; 16th IMH Annual Conference for in-house counsels: Directive 2016/943/EU on the protection of trade secrets – an overview (2018); ÖV Experts-Scan concerning the 2018 amendment to the Unfair Competition Act implementing the Trade Secrets Directive: Criminal Law protection according to Unfair Competition Act and Criminal Code (2019); MANZ annual conference of legal group law issues: Protection of Trade Secrets in group companies – What has to be done after the 2018 amendment to the Unfair Competition Act? (2019)


University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 1991); Bar exam with distinction (1997)


Austrian Association for Industrial Property and Copyright, DGRI (German Association of Law and Informatics), INTA (2020 - 2022: Chair of Unfair Competition Committee), PTMG, ECTA, LES


German, English, French, Italian

“Barbara Kuchar is a very thoughtful, customer-centric attorney, with high responsiveness and efficiency. Her communication is sharp and clear, and she can distil complex issues into easily understandable advice. Barbara’s ability to step into clients’ shoes and resolve complex matters in a pragmatic, creative way, which is why everyone loves working withher.”(World Trademark Review 2021)

"Was die ehemalige Gassauer-Fleissner-Partnerin Barbara Kuchar in den vergangenen Jahren bei KWR aufgebaut hat, ist beachtlich. Die von ihr geführte IP-Praxis hat sich im Markt vor allem einen Namen für marken- u. lauterkeitsrechtliche Prozesse gemacht." (JUVE Handbuch Österreich 2018/2019)

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