July 26th, 2021 |

The JUVE Ranking 2021 for intellectual property is out, and GEISTWERT is right at the top. After GOLD rankings in Legal 500, Chambers, IAM Patent and WTR 1000, now also leading according to the research of the renowned German legal magazine JUVE.

Thanks to our clients and colleagues for this […]


Effect of Brexit on EU Trademarks and EU Designs

By Constantin Kletzer | December 14th, 2020 |

In a nutshell:

 What do I need to do?

Good news:  All EU trademarks and Community Designs will be cloned in the UK. You will not have to act unless…

you have pending trademark or design application through 31.12.2020. If so, you will need to consider whether to re-file in […]

Does a less advantageous embodiment exclude an equivalent infringement of a patent?

By Rainer Schultes | July 19th, 2021 |

In the recent decision 4Ob76/21m of June 22, 2021, the Supreme Court once again stated that a so-called ” less advantageous embodiment” does not constitute an infringement if the essential effect of the invention is not achieved.

In the case in question, the purpose of the patent in suit was […]

trend.LAW (July 2021) featured GEISTWERT partner Juliane Messner in the article “The Start-Up Whisperers”.

By Juliane Messner | July 14th, 2021 |

The magazine trend.LAW (July 2021) featured GEISTWERT partner Juliane Messner in the article “The Start-Up Whisperers”.

Juliane was voted one of the top 3 specialists in Austria for start-ups in this year’s trend.ranking:

Now the article by Barbara Steininger in trend.LAW magazine (July 2021) states [translated from German]:

“[…] Juliane Messner from […]

Ladies Event of PRADER BANK with Juliane Messner: Ladies, the smart woman takes care!

By Juliane Messner | June 22nd, 2021 |

GEISTWERT partner and independent board member of PRADER BANK Juliane Messner gave a keynote speech on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in the livestream as part of PRADER BANK’s Ladies Event “STELLA” on the topic of “Providing for the future in good time, making smart provisions for yourself, in a […]

GEISTWERT goes University: IP and M&A

By Juliane Messner | June 21st, 2021 |

GEISTWERT-Partner Juliane Messner gave a presentation to interested LL.M. candidates at the Postgraduate Course for Information and Media Law at the University of Vienna [Link] on June 20: Juliane introduced the students to the topic “Start-ups plus Merger & Acquisition in the IP/IT environment”. The ongoing and lively discussion […]

Four GEISTWERT partners ranked in the Top 10 of Austria’s TREND Lawyers’ Ranking, Max Mosing even in two categories

April 30th, 2021 |

In the previous TREND lawyers’ ranking 2020, three GEISTWERT partners made it into the Top 10, and in the current TREND lawyers‘ ranking (2021), four GEISTWERT partners were ranked in the Top 10 of 5 different categories, whereas one partner even made it into the Top 10 of 2 […]

ECJ affirms fines of EUR 150 million for restriction of competition with citalopram

By Rainer Schultes | April 14th, 2021 |

The ECJ dismissed the appeals of a number of pharmaceutical companies seeking to delay the marketing of the generic antidepressant citalopram

From the late 1970’s, Lundbeck developed and patented an antidepressant medicine containing the active substance known as citalopram. Once its original compound patent expired, Lundbeck continued to hold only […]

GEISTWERT @ ECTA Bulletin March 2021

By Juliane Messner | March 23rd, 2021 |

GEISTWERT’s Partner Juliane Messner reports in the ECTA Bulletin March 2021  [Link] on “Red Bull-Trade Marks Well-known also for ‘Events'” (page 42 – pdf-download-Link):

As regards the reputation of the Red Bull signs, the Austrian Court, based on the submissions by Red Bull, found that the Red Bull signs ‘undoubtedly […]

PODCAST: European Court of Justice on trademark matters in 2020

By Constantin Kletzer | March 3rd, 2021 |

Wanna hear about some of the highlight cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union in trademark matters in 2020?

Then listen to the MARQUES Podcast feat. Marianne Hollands and Constantin Kletzer or on Spotify


GEISTWERT ranked GOLD TIER in WTR Trademarks 1000 and three partners in individuals GOLD TIER

By Constantin Kletzer | February 17th, 2021 |

We are flattered and proud of our Geistwert baby #nearlysevenyears to be recognized by #wtr1000.

With three of our partners being ranked in gold tier 🙂 

“A go-to for any and all trademark matters, GEISTWERT changed the face of the Austrian legal landscape when it was set up. Its […]