Global IP Awards – IP Firm of the Year 2020 – Austria
The Global IP Awards presented by iam and WTR
All GEISTWERT partners were honored by the 2021 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards as follows: Juliane Messner: Privacy Law Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with max Mosing); Constantin Kletzer: Industrial Property Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021; & Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 & Copyright Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with Rainer Schultes); Rainer Schultes: Patent Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 & Copyright Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with Constantin Kletzer); Max Mosing: IT Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with Alexander Schnider) & Data Protection Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with Juliane Messner); Alexander Schnider: IT Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021 (together with Max Mosing) & IP Lawyer of the Year in Austria 2021
The 2021 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards
GEISTWERT has been included within the top 10 Austrian Patent firms
The Patent Lawyer Law Firm Rankings 2020
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers awarded GEISTWERT as follows for Austria 2020: Law Firm of the Year for Industrial Property: GEISTWERT. Lawyer of the Year for IT-Law: Max Mosing. Amongst the best lawyers for Industrial Property: Juliane Messner, Constantin Kletzer, Max Mosing, Alexander Schnider and Rainer Schultes. Amongst the best lawyers for IT-law: Max Mosing & Alexander Schnider. Amongst the best lawyers for technology law: Juliane Messner & Alexander Schnider. Amongst the best lawyers for dispute resolution: Constantin Kletzer.
Handelsblatt: Austria’s Best Lawyers 2020 – in cooperation with Best Lawyers
Rainer Schultes was named an IP Star 2020 for Patents and Trademarks
MIP IP Stars 2020
What the team is known for TMT boutique offering dependable expertise in IT and related IP matters. Noted for high-quality work in software contracts and game development. Additionally handles related IP aspects, especially copyright and trade mark matters. Further areas of activity include data protection, international e-commerce and IT outsourcing. Often seen advising technology start-ups as well as numerous clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries. Represents state-owned and private companies on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. Strengths: The firm receives praise by a client who enthuses: “Cross-border work is handled brilliantly by GEISTWERT, not least because of the very strong international network of the law firm.” Another satisfied client further appreciates the team’s ability to “explain complicated facts in a simple and practical way.” Work highlights: Advised Mi’pu’mi Games on the negotiations regarding the contracts for the development of a new game franchise.
Chambers Europe – TMT: Information Technology
Rainer Schultes improves his ranking thanks to strong market feedback and a high level of activity in leading high-profile IP proceedings. He advises both claimants and defendants before domestic and EU courts, with regard to patent and trade mark as well as trade secret and unfair competition disputes. Clients especially appreciate that “he has a technical background, which is exactly what we need. He always seems to be personally concerned with winning a case and approaches the matters with a lot of dedication.”
Chambers Global 2020 – Intellectual Property
Since its opening in 2014, IP, IT and technology specialists at GEISTWERT Rechtsanwälte have gone from strength to strength. The hands-on nature of its partners gives the firm a cutting edge and clients benefit from its direct approach, short lines of communication and strong expertise. “Rockstars of the IP scene, this outfit comprises the next generation of lawyers who are young, dynamic and focused and have rightfully reached their place at the very top of Austria’s IP and IT lawyers.”
WTR 1000 (2020)
Rounding up this all-star troupe is Rainer Schultes, “an extremely knowledgeable, results-focused practitioner who is quick and easy to work with”.
WTR 1000 (2020)
IT Law Firm of the Year in Austria 2020
2020 Global Law Experts Annual Awards
GEISTWERT awarded „IT Law – Law Firm of the Year in Austria – 2020“
Editor’s Choice winner of the 2020 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award
Nimble, aggressive and energetic, GEISTWERT brings the heat in Austrian patent litigation and cuts a dash at the deal negotiating table too. The partners in this outstandingly collaborative group link up well and play off each other’s strengths to carry the day in critical disputes. A team formed by Constantin Kletzer, Rainer Schultes and Alexander Schnider, for example, recently prevailed for TeleTan in a widely reported infringement claim against one of Austria’s largest banks, which had used TeleTan’s online banking authentication process on its own platform. Kletzer “works fast, thoroughly and effectively, with an intense focus on solutions. With him, you’re in the best of hands.” Schultes is hailed as an “extremely smart lawyer with excellent technical knowledge”; while Schnider is an authority on software and internet law. While these assured litigators all know how to cut a deal, the firm’s top transactional specialists are Max Mosing and Juliane Messner. Coming in for particular praise, Messner has a “deep understanding of business issues” and “only sees solutions, not problems”.
iam patent 1000, 2020
Three GEISTWERT partner were individually ranked again in the Austrian „trend“ Ranking (2020): Max Mosing for Media Law, Rainer Schultes for Unfair Competition Law and Constantin Kletzer for Trademark-, Copyright- and Patent-Law.
trend Lawyer’s Ranking 2020
GEISTWERT is unique for being the only Austrian IP boutique with a dedicated Italian desk. The firm covers the full range of IP matters and has developed its own applications to offer added value, including a plugin for MS word to detect and link to relevant trade mark registries and a web-based data protection, research and management tool. The team is co-led by the firm’s five partners, each offering specialisation in different areas of IP law: the “hands-on” Constantin Kletzer; “legal rockstars” Max Mosing and Juliane Messner; “expert in the legal area of digital games” Alexander Schnider; and Rainer Schultes, who “brings a technical background to the table and is a great listener”. – Testimonials on the firm: “Geistwert is likely the hottest IP Firm in Austria. The team covers all fields of Intellectual Property Law. They work hands on, they are quick and are all super nice.” “One of the most impressive feats that still surprises us every time is Geistwert’s immediate availability: I do not recall a single time when it took them longer than one or two hours to reply to a spontaneous enquiry via email.” “Geistwert is a great firm. It is very down to earth in a legal market that can be very conservative.” “The law firm Geistwert is an IP and IT-niche boutique, which is highly dedicated to IP and IT law. A far as I can assess they have been shaking up the Austrian market in that area since their formation only some years ago.”
Legal 500 EMEA, IP 2020
“Rainer Schultes brings a technical background to the table and is a great listener and delivers the product you ask for.”
Legal 500 EMEA, IP 2020 – Testimonials on Individuals