JUVE IP Ranking 2017

Since its buzz-generating foundation in 2014, GEISTWERT Kletzer Messner Mosing Schnider Schultes is now established at a high standard and plays in the same league as top practices, especially in trademark and unfair competition law. The specialist firm, which is often recommended for trademark- and unfair competition law and also recommended for patent law, is now very well established in the market since its start in 2014. This is demonstrated by further well-known Austrian and international businesses being added to their clientele, e.g. from the household and clothing sectors and also the film studio 20th Century Fox, which the attorneys represent in the prominent disputes concerning the “Duff Beer” trademark. Something similar applies to patent law: E.g., the firm accompanies AbbVie for the first time in a settlement concerning a patent revocation and assignment proceeding. For this, the unit increasingly earns respect, a competitor referring to them as “a competitor who is to be taken very seriously”. With 5 partners, the firm wittingly features one of the large teams at this hierarchy-level and takes a pass on middle-level lawyers. Strengths: consequent IP approach and broad partner-squad. Development Potentialities: The boutique continues to fully rely on its consulting services being personally rendered by the partners only. In the mid-term, training young lawyers would facilitate an expansion with own junior lawyers. The Firm’s Operation: Exclusively active in the field of IP, comprehensive consulting in trademark-, design- and unfair competition as well as patent law. Focus on the pharma and engineering sectors with regard to patent infringement proceedings. Also trademark portfolio management […].

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