participants discussed the interaction between Trade Secrets, Data Protection,
Patents and Copyright at the first GEISTWERT-Secret breakfast on June 13 and
how to establish synergies between the different legal institutes and their
Intellectual Property Agreement Guide IPAG is a project of Universities Austria
(Österreichische Universitätenkonferenz, UNIKO) and is sponsored by the
National Contact Point for Intellectual Property (ncp.ip) in the Federal
Ministry of Digital, Business and Enterprise, the Federal Ministry for
Transport, Innovation and Technology and Austria Wirtschaftsservice. The aim of
this project is to increase […]
Rainer Schultes, Max Mosing and Constantin Kletzer ranked in Top 10 in the
Lawyers’ Ranking of Austrian economics magazine “TREND” in the categories Unfair
Competition Law, Media and IT Law and Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents.
recognised as the second notable new law firm of the last five years.
Thanks to all […]
The use of
figurative signs evoking the geographical area with which a protected
designation of origin (PDO) is associated may constitute an unlawful evocation
of that designation
Quesera Cuquerella SL (‘IQC’) markets three of its cheeses using labels with an
illustration of a knight similar to the usual depictions of Don Quixote de La
For the first time, this year LEGAL 500 (www.legal500.com) ranked GEISTWERT in Tier 1 in the category “Intellectual Property” and highly ranked it in “Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT).
The evaluation text speaks for itself:
“GEISTWERT’s ‘partner-only approach’ is valued by clients and considered a key strength and unique selling point, […]
GEISTWERT’s most recent post on Kluwer Copyright Blog: […]
In its most recent decision the Austrian Supreme Court (4Ob14/19s dated February 26, 2019) denied copyright protection to the word “Biosativa”.
Although, in exceptional circumstances, it is possible that a single word enjoys copyright protection, “Biosativa”, which is a combination of “bio” and “sativa” (meaning plant) is not sufficiently […]
disonest infringer of a design does not have to surrender all its profits
gained with the fakes.
In a recent
ruling, the Austrian Supreme Court held that the plaintiff, a leading
manufacturer of LED-torches and holder of a European design model can claim
only that surrender of the infringer’s proftis with is owed to […]
The renowned publication World Trademark Review 1000 has again published its ranking of “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” of 2019.
GEISTWERT is listed in the top GOLD tier among only three other law firms.
WTR 1000 states:
“Compact yet first-class boutique GEISTWERT “stands out from the Austrian legal crowd”. It […]
The British government has prepared guidelines for a no deal scenario.
Only a few
areas of UK patent law come from EU legislation. One important area relates to supplementary
protection certificates for pharmaceutical products and agrochemicals.
government wants to keep EU’s legislation on supplementary protection
certificates in UK law. This law, along with […]