Dr Georg Kresbach > Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG
SCHUBERTRING 6
1010 VIENNA
Austria

Work Department

Intellectual Property & information Technology, Real Estate, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Position

Partner; specialised in Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Designs), TMT (software, service level and maintenance agreements, outsourcing), Unfair Competition, New Media and Internet, Pharma and Health Care.

Career

Partner, Wolf Theiss, since 1996; admitted in Austria, since 1996.

Languages

German, English.

Memberships

Vienna Bar Association, International Bar Association, INTA, AIPPI, ECTA, Österreichische Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtschutz, Marques.

Education

University of Graz, University of Vienna, (Dr. iur. 1993).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

With a particular focus on litigation, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG’s IP team handles a wide range of IP work for clients in Austria and abroad, including patents, copyright, design rights and unfair competition, covering numerous industries such as life sciences, technology and retail. Owing to its additional IT capabilities, the team is also well equipped to advise on online IP matters. Department head Georg Kresbach defended YouTube in injunction proceedings brought against it for alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition, arguing that YouTube is not liable as a host provider. He is also acting for new client PopSockets, an American company manufacturing innovative extensible smartphone stands and complementary mounts, in patent, trade mark, design infringement and unfair competition litigation against various Austrian and Romanian retailers. Well-known German DIY home improvement retailer OBI is also among the practice’s clients. Roland Marko is another key team member.

Austria > TMT

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG is well equipped to guide clients through contentious and non-contentious matters at the intersection of IT and IP and also handles data protection and media law matters. Roland Marko, who jointly heads the team with Georg Kresbach, advised Addiko Bank Group on the implementation of an internal data protection compliance system, and assisted T-Systems, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, with data collection and data protection matters. In the media sector, the team advised Sky on signal transmission agreement matters. Consultant Martin Tauber joined the team from an in-house role in January 2018.