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Germany has ratified the UPC Agreement

By Rainer Schultes | February 20th, 2023 |

On 17 February, Germany ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. This means that the Unified Patent Court will actually start on June 1, 2023.

GEISTWERT – The New Tradition Wishes Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2023

December 23rd, 2022 |


As we started GEISTWERT more than 8 years ago in August 2014, we shared one common desire: to be and make things different. However, we still are lawyers. Austrian lawyers. At heart. So why should we not give a brief nod to our professional roots that lie […]

The Unitary Patent is coming, Really!

By Rainer Schultes | December 15th, 2022 |

On June 1, 2023. By then, all the difficulties with electronic access should be solved. These difficulties maide Germany wait longer before ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Germany has taken on the “gatekeeper” function and will not ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement until everything is really ready […]

High Definition, Standard Definition and Copyright

By Alexander Schnider, Rainer Schultes | December 2nd, 2022 |

In April 2021, the Austrian Supreme Court referred two questions of principle to the CJEU concerning the activity of a satellite TV package provider (Austrian Supreme Court, 4Ob195/20k). On 22 September 2022, the Advocate General provided his opinion on the case.

The questions referred can be summarised as follows:

Is […]

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 .

Download here


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