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GEISTWERT

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 1AustriaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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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.

Notable practitioners

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."

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."

Italian-qualified Juliane Messner advises prominent clients on trade mark and copyright questions, also in reference to Italian intellectual property law. She has previously been active on trade mark arbitration tribunals convened by the Milan chamber of arbitration. One satisfied client attests: "Juliane Messner is very focused, brings the relevant topics to the point and then immediately shows solutions. She is a brilliant lawyer."

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."

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."

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Austria

Intellectual Property


Alexander Schnider
Band 3
Constantin Kletzer
Band 2
Juliane Messner
Foreign expert for Italy
Max Mosing
Band 3
Rainer Schultes
Band 3