Karin Maria

Mag. Karin Maria Waechter LL.M. (NYU)


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Karin Waechter advises on all areas of intellectual property law, especially trademark and unfair competition matters as well as general civil law and succession planning (inheritance).


She has extensive international experience through her studies in the United States (NYU School of Law, LL.M.) and her work at a prominent law firm in Australia and at a leading intellectual property law firm in New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State.


Karin has been with Graf & Pitkowitz since 2009 – before she worked for many years at high-level international law firms in Vienna.


She speaks German, English and French.



  • NYU School of Law (LL.M.), 1995
  • University of Vienna (Mag.iur), 1993


  • Schutzfähigkeit von Internet Domain Names, Ecolex 1997


Job experience

  • Since 2009: Attorney-at-Law Graf & Piktowitz
  • 2005-2009: Attorney-at-Law Herbst Vavrovsky Kinsky 
  • 2002-2005: Attorney-at-Law Hausmaninger Herbst 
  • 2001-2002: Schoenherr Attorneys
  • 1998-2000: Wolf Theiss Attorneys 
  • 1997:Associate Pennie & Edmonds LLP, New York
  • 1995-1996: Foreign Associate Henry Davis York, Sydney


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Austrian Bar Association


Professional licenses

  • Austria (2004)
  • New York (1997)