Mag. Thomas Riedler, lawyer and partner

Study of law at the University of Linz.

Attorney at law since April 2000.

Admission as lawyer in the Czech Republic.



The use of the registration notice ® for a mark that is not registered as a brand is unfair

The indication ® on a registered mark is aimed not only at competitors, but equally at the potential customers. If the ® is used for a non-registered trademark, this violates § 2 UWG. The ® suggests exclusivity and gives the impression that the user is the only authorized provider, thereby misleading the consumer into delving into the offer.