FMO Rechtsanwaltskanzlei - Dr. Franz-Martin Orou


Private High school at the Franciscan Patres in Hall/Tyrol
(8 years, 6 Latin, 4 Ancient Greek)

Studies of law at the Universities of Vienna/AUSTRIA and Louvain-La-Neuve/BELGIUM

Assistant at the University of Bergen/NORWAY (publications)

Economic experiences at BASF in Ludwigshafen/GERMANY and at the Austrian Trade Commission in Houston, Texas/USA

Legal practice during doctoral studies in law firms in Vienna/AUSTRIA and Zurich/SWITZERLAND

Dr. iuris with distinction
Doctoral thesis: “The Protection of Industrial Design in German-Speaking Countries”

Trainee at Law Court in Innsbruck and Vienna

Postgraduate Studies

in “International and European Trade Law” in Leicester/ENGLAND, Master of Laws

Associate in business law firms in Vienna

Cerha , Hempel & Spiegelfeld (1998-2000)
Frieders, Tassul & Partner (2000-2002)
Bar Exam (2002)
Kunz Schima Wallentin Rechtsanwälte KEG (2002 – 7/2004)

Since 2003

Lecturer at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Media & Design)

Since 2004

Lecturer at ICC-Austria (=International Chamber of Commerce)

Aug 2004

Opening of own Law Firm

Since 2010

Lecturer at the Centre for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) several publications


Trade Mark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
Unfair Competition Law
Business Law


German, English, French


Vienna Bar Association
Juristenverband (Austrian Lawyers’ Association)
ELS, The ELSA Lawyers Society, Representative for Austria