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Intellectual Property - Austria
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What the team is known for

GEISTWERT is a well-known firm offering an IP service comprising patent and trade mark-related advice, including portfolio management and infringement litigation. The law firm boasts additional experience in domain disputes as well as licence agreements and contentious as well as non-contentious copyright mandates. The team attracts clients from various industries, including gaming, food and drink, life sciences and construction.

Strengths

One satisfied client notes: "The strengths lie in the know-how of the people. They have a very practical approach and can illustrate the facts well. They give many examples, which helps our understanding."

Another client adds: "The whole GEISTWERT team is not only particularly competent, but also very easy to deal with and can be reached quickly. They have very fast response times and give clear answers."

Work highlights

GEISTWERT represented Red Bull in a trade mark injunction against BULLSONE.

Notable practitioners

Rainer Schultes is particularly active defending pharmaceutical companies against trade mark and unfair competitions claims. He additionally assists with international domain disputes. One client notes: "He is very pragmatic and solution-oriented."

Alexander Schnider boasts strong experience in gaming and tech-related IP issues. He advises clients on trade marks, licensing and unfair competition as well as trade secrets and copyright issues. One client attests: "He knows the gaming industry like no other lawyer in Austria." The client adds: "His advice is well founded and he is also happy to explain the legal background for strategic decisions."

Max Mosing is known for his expertise in IT and media-related IP work. He demonstrates a focus on trade mark mandates, while also advising clients on copyright and domain law issues. One client comments: "His communication and know-how are good. He knows the industry, including media law, image and video rights. He can say if something worked for others, or gives advice whether something would or wouldn't work in practice."

Constantin Kletzer represents clients in trade mark disputes and further advises clients on non-contentious trade mark matters. He also assists with copyright issues, domain law and unfair competition. One client lauds: "He is a talented litigator and it is always a pleasure to work with him because he is able to provide practical solutions to complex issues."

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Constantin Kletzer
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Alexander Schnider
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Max Mosing
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Rainer Schultes
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