About Us

We are five lawyers whose shared interest for intellectual property brought us together. As experienced and recognized experts in the area of intangible rights and related fields, we founded GEISTWERT, a center of expertise. This law firm is able to work with a high concentration of a rare type of specialized knowledge, allowing it to keep a close watch on the everyday changes showing up on the radar in the highly volatile area of intellectual property. As a veritable intellectual powerhouse, our main mission is to help clients and colleagues reach their goals in the best possible way.

Background

Based on experience of up to fifteen years in some of Vienna’s renowned law firms, we can claim, quite immodestly, to be the best of the best. We were able to specialize with Baker & McKenzie, Fiebinger Polak Leon, Gassauer-Fleissner and Taylor Wessing and to become recognized IP and IT legal experts already early on in our careers. Having reached this point, the next logical step was to create our own competence center.

Mission

Our ‘post-material’ age brings new challenges. Information society, globalization, the Internet, information technology, the brand orientation of companies, technical innovations and their patent protection, as well as the ever-greater economical stake of the creative industries are some of the main issues of social change today. The increasing legal regulation of these innovation drivers is something that is being promoted worldwide. The pace at which changes are taking place in these closely interlocking fields has triggered political debates. As a consequence, the legal situation is constantly changing, and the judicial system is subject to growing complexity and fluctuations. The result is a high degree of uncertainty when it comes to legal matters.

Position

Against this backdrop we seek to position ourselves as a competence center that has a clear view of all the legal developments in the IP world, while constantly following the latest developments in information. Our mission is to support clients and colleagues in all matters related to IP and technology by offering the very best expertise. This, in short, is the value that GEISTWERT promises to provide.