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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