No security for legal costs for British after Brexit

By Rainer Schultes | 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

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.

GEISTWERT publishes on the decision of the Austrian Data Protection Authority on Google Analytics in “Zeitschrift für Datenschutz” (Journal for Data Protection) in Germany

By Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing | April 19th, 2022 |

GEISTWERT’s partners Juliane Messner and Max Mosing are discussing in “ZD – Zeitschrift für Datenschutz” (Journal for Data Protection) the decision of the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) on the inadmissibility of the use of Google Analytics. The decision sets further course on issues of international data transfer (to […]

“Successor to Privacy Shield” – EU and US agree in principle on new data protection agreement?!

By Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, Alexander Schnider | March 25th, 2022 |

Today, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden announced a “new system” (!) for data exchange between the EU and the US:

The agreement at the political level, announced at a joint press conference in Brussels, is expected to pave the way for a successor […]

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GEISTWERT in Top 10 of Trademark Filers

By Constantin Kletzer, Alexander Schnider, Max W. Mosing | March 14th, 2022 |

Just after roughly 7 years in business and starting with ZERO trademarks, GEISTWERT is amongst the top 10 trademark filers in Austria.

“This is incredible for us, and we are very proud of our trademark team. We offer very targeted and tailor-made prosecution services unlike the big providers, and do […]

GEISTWERT @ Heroes of Data Privacy 2022

By Max W. Mosing | March 4th, 2022 |

GEISTWERT Partner Max Mosing was on the Panel of the “Heroes of Data Privacy 2022” [Link]
Panel Discussion
Moderation: Tom Peruzzi | Speaker of the Management Board at Virtual Minds
Max Mosing | Geistwert Law Firm
Klaus Müller | Founder and Co-CEO at JENTIS
Stefan Santer | IAB & Didomi
Dr. Gregor König | Erste […]

Teacher evaluation app with ratings allowed!

By Rainer Schultes | March 1st, 2022 |

Freedom of expression and freedom of information of pupils also protect anonymously submitted evaluations. The publication of a teacher’s name and average ratings is equally protected.

The subject of the proceedings was an app for rating schools and teachers. Users can give one to five stars in several categories (teaching, […]

Vienna strips on OnlyFans – a protest movement for artistic freedom on social media

By Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, Constantin Kletzer, Alexander Schnider, Rainer Schultes | January 27th, 2022 |

GEISTWERT is proud to support Vienna Tourist Board’s “Vienna strips on OnlyFans – a protest movement for artistic freedom on social media”:

See the case video here [Link].

Vienna is home to some of the world’s most iconic artworks. 100 years ago, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and many more […]

Consumer action for damages against manufacturer under Unfair Competition Law possible

By Rainer Schultes | January 24th, 2022 |

The, among lawyers long disputed question, whether consumers have a right to sue entrepreneurs for unfair trade practices, has now been decided by the Austrian Supreme court in favour of consumers.

Plaintiffs, two consumers, were stolen 60,000 EUR from a safe. This safe was advertised by the manufacturer with security […]


December 24th, 2021 |

Whilst we certainly cannot compare our firm founded in 2014 to the James Bond franchise that has always set the bar higher and higher with every movie for 59 years now, we certainly can pay our respect to this icon and wish you a very Happy Christmas Season and […]