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

By Alexander Schnider, Constantin Kletzer, Rainer Schultes | 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 .

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Time To GEISTWERT Party: in Spring 2023

September 28th, 2022 |

Time to GEISTWERT-Party must be changed to Spring 2023.

Details to be announced …


DerStandard IP-Blog: „Artificial Intelligence meets Copyright“

By Max W. Mosing | September 26th, 2022 |

Artificial intelligence and neurochips will bring the next technology revolution. This will finally call intellectual property into question. In “DerStandard-Recht-Blog: Geistiges Eigentum in Bild und Wort” illustrator Daniel Jokesch and GEISTWERT partner Max Mosing discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and the law surrounding intellectual property – in short, the wide […]

Vienna Tourist Board: “United Cities of Tourism – Casevideo 2022”

By Max W. Mosing | September 19th, 2022 |

GEISTWERT is proud to have advised on this further impressive action of the Vienna Tourist Board:

United Cities of Tourism I Casevideo 2022 [Link to Video and more info on YouTube]:

Intercultural exchange between major European cities has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. With the initative “United Cities of […]

trend.LAW recognizes GEISTWERT-Blog

By Rainer Schultes, Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, Alexander Schnider, Constantin Kletzer | July 7th, 2022 |

The Austrian trend.LAW magazine appreciated the GEISTWERT blog in its July issue as follows:

Reduction: The coherent center at Geistwert is the blog, which has been consistently maintained in three languages for eight years and mostly comments on landmark decisions. The thousand contributions already represent an impressive archive that is […]

MIP Award 2022: 2 x GEISTWERT

By Alexander Schnider, Constantin Kletzer, Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, Rainer Schultes | 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 Alexander Schnider, Rainer Schultes | 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

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 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.