Austria

In civil matters, actions and requests forinterim injunctions based on allegedinfringement may be brought exclusivelybefore the Vienna Commercial Court.Jurisdiction in criminal matters rests withthe Vienna Provincial Court for CriminalMatters. Furthermore, a patent holder mayapply to Austrian Customs for seizure of anyinfringing goods when they are importedinto Austria, as part of the EuropeanEconomic Area, for the first time; thereafter,a court action may be commenced.

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