Austria

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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