Practice Areas:

Intellectual property Law; Unfair Competition, Protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets; Advertising law; Franchising and Licensing; Data Protection; 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 of Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte OEG (1997 - 2002); Partner of 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 drei Länder Treffen 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. österreichischer Vergaberechtstag "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) Intellectual Property Law; 16th IMH Annual Conference for in-house counsels: Directive 2016/943/EU on the protection of trade secrets – an overview (2018) 


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 (Unfair Competition Committee), PTMG, ECTA, LES


“She is the ideal partner for patrons – responsive, creative, pragmatic and highly skilled. Barbara knows what she is doing, puts you at ease with her vast experience and makes sensible suggestions throughout.” (World Trademark Review 2018)

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