GEISTWERT is proud of being ranked in GOLD tier in WTR1000

By Constantin Kletzer | February 6th, 2019 |

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 […]

Patents if there’s no Brexit deal

By Rainer Schultes | January 23rd, 2019 |

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.

The UK
government wants to keep EU’s legislation on supplementary protection
certificates in UK law. This law, along with […]

Patent Litigation on ELBA-Onlinebanking: GEISTWERT enforces TAN-SMS Patent against Raiffeisen.

By Constantin Kletzer | December 18th, 2018 |

In a total of 16 years of patent litigation surrounding the signature process used in online banking, the software company TeleTan has now prevailed against Raiffeisenlandesbank Öberösterreich before the Vienna Commercial Court; TeleTan was represented by Constantin Kletzer, partner at the IP / IT law firm GEISTWERT, and patent […]

No copyright protection for the taste of a food product

By Rainer Schultes | November 19th, 2018 |

‘Heksenkaas’ is a spreadable dip with cream cheese and fresh herbs, which was created in 2007 by a Dutch retailer of vegetables and fresh produce. The intellectual property rights in that product were transferred by the retailer to the current rightholder, Levola, a company governed by Dutch law.

Since January […]

GEISTWERT and Commentaries on the EU Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR) and Community Design Regulation (CDR), 2nd edition

By Max W. Mosing | November 12th, 2018 |

Good news for the IP community: Gordian Hasselblatt’s  (Editor) two commentaries will be published by Beck – Hart – Nomos in its 2nd edition next week!

GEISTWERT’s Max Mosing is author of chapters in both Article-by-Article commentaries in the English language to the

European Union Trade Mark Regulation; and
Community Design Regulation (EC) […]

XBorder 18: 9 November 2019, from 12:00 onwards in the „Museumsquartier“ (“Museum’s Quarter“) together with the DACH-Associations and shö

October 23rd, 2018 |

At the „XBorder 18“ event organized by GEISTWERT with a view to „Cross-Border Mail-Order Business in Practice and Law”, the associations from Germany, Switzerland and Austria present the scene’s current trends. Furthermore,’s management present their platform and the legal experts from MLL – Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (Switzerland),  SSW Schneider Schiffer […]

Patent litigation of GEISTWERT in the media

By Rainer Schultes | October 14th, 2018 |

Patent litigations rarely attract the interest of the media, but it happens.

Renowned Bloomberg News report: Glock battles Sig Sauer 


Save the Date: 9.Nov.18 – “XBorder 18” and GEISTWERT-Birthday Party

September 12th, 2018 |

When Swiss, Germans and Austrians discuss legal aspects of cross-border online sales, the specialists from  MLL – Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (Switzerland), SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller (Germany), and GEISTWERT (Austria), cannot be far away. Since the “XBorder” event dealing with with cross-border e-commerce law took place for the 9th time in Zurich already […]

GEISTWERT’s Austrian Part for GDPR- EXPERT.COM is updated

By Max W. Mosing, Juliane Messner | September 7th, 2018 |

GEISTWERT provided the Austrian input for  GDPR-EXPERT.COM (Link), a unique and mighty tool to analyze the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The database is provided by the IT IP Law Group Europe (Link). For each provision of the GDPR, we will show you :

the corresponding provision in the […]

Constantin Kletzer talked about Liability of Internet Intermediaries at the ECTA Annual Conference in Athens.

By Constantin Kletzer | June 18th, 2018 |

Constantin is a member of the Internet Committee of ECTA, the European Community Trademark Association. In this capacity he joined a panel on “Hot Topics in Anti-Counterfeiting, Goods in Transit and Contributory Infringement”. The session was moderated by Olivier Vrins, Altius, Belgium. His co-speaker Luigi Sansone, Salomone Sansone, Malta, […]