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The most relevant Austrian law provisions for the Enforcement of UPC-decisions in Austria

By |June 2nd, 2023|

obviously are in German. We have prepared (unofficial and therefore not binding) translations thereof, we would like to share with you.

They all are contained in the Act of 27 May 1896 on Execution and Security Proceedings (Execution Code – EO), as amended by Federal Law Gazette I No. 61/2022

Execution […]

Emmentaler=type of cheese≠Cheese from Emmental

By |June 1st, 2023|

In case T2-21, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) refused to register “EMMENTALER” for “cheese with the protected designation of origin Emmentaler” as an EU trade mark.

By its judgment, the General Court found the mark descriptive. The Court considers that the relevant German public understands the sign EMMENTALER […]

Germany has ratified the UPC Agreement

By |February 20th, 2023|

On 17 February, Germany ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. This means that the Unified Patent Court will actually start on June 1, 2023.

The Unitary Patent is coming, Really!

By |December 15th, 2022|

On June 1, 2023. By then, all the difficulties with electronic access should be solved. These difficulties maide Germany wait longer before ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Germany has taken on the “gatekeeper” function and will not ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement until everything is really ready […]

Austrian contribution to International Comparative Legal Guide – Patents 2023 from GEISTWERT

By |October 8th, 2022|

Rainer Schultes, Alexander Schnider and Constantin Kletzer have contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide – Patents 2023 first published by ICLG – Patents – Global Legal Group .

Download here


MIP Award 2022: 2 x GEISTWERT

By |June 17th, 2022|

We are proud about having received two Managing IP EMEA Awards 2022!

One for Trademark contentious

And Rainer Schultes received the award for the “Practitioner of the year”!

Tired, we are heading home

The responsability of the provider

By |May 31st, 2022|

New post of Rainer Schultes and Alexander Schnider on the provider priviledge published on Kluwer Copyright Blog (Link)

Anxiety on entering a court building

By |May 24th, 2022|

If a party is unable to enter a particular court for mental reasons, this is not a ground for transferring a case to another court.

The respondent stated that she was unable to enter the court entrusted with the conduct of the case for mental reasons. Several proceedings conducted before […]

No security for legal costs for British after Brexit

By |May 12th, 2022|

A British plaintiff resident in the UK asserted claims against an Austrian company arising from a commercial transaction before an Austrian court; the parties had agreed in writing that this court should have exclusive jurisdiction. The transaction giving rise to the claim, the agreement on jurisdiction and the action […]

TREND-Ranking – 5 x GEISTWERT Top

By |May 3rd, 2022|

Austrian economic magazine TREND researched among Austrian lawyers to find the best law firms in Austria:


1st in Trademark, copyright and patent law

2nd in Competition law

3rd in Krypto-law

5th in Data Protection

8th in Media law.

Thank’s to all our colleagues, who gave us their votes.