1. What are the most effective ways for a European patent holder whose rights cover your jurisdiction to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction?
In civil matters, actions and requests for interim injunctions based on alleged infringement may be brought exclusively before the Vienna Commercial Court. Jurisdiction in criminal matters rests with the Vienna Provincial Court for Criminal Matters. Furthermore, a patent holder may apply to Austrian Customs for seizure of any infringing goods when they are imported into Austria, as part of the European Economic Area, for the first time; thereafter, a court action may be commenced.