In civil matters, actions and requestsfor interim injunctions based on allegedinfringement may be brought exclusivelybefore the Vienna Commercial Court.Jurisdiction in criminal matters rests with theVienna Provincial Court for Criminal Matters.Furthermore, a patent holder may apply toAustrian Customs for seizure of any infringinggoods when they are imported into Austria, aspart of the European Economic Area, for thefirst time; thereafter, a court action may becommenced.


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