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


"Heading up the firm’s IP department is the solution-driven and committed Barbara Kuchar who is at ease in high-stakes trademark disputes. Vast courtroom experience and the ability to produce perfect filings go hand-in-hand, and her clients reap the rewards of this. Representing a who’s who of blue-chip industry leaders, “Kuchar is a competent, experienced, enthusiastic and accessible practitioner”. (World Trademark Review 2020)

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