Real Estate & Construction

Supreme Court redefines location surcharge in rent control leases

In his most recent article Martin Foerster discussed a number of decisions by the Supreme Court confirming and clarifying a decision already rendered in 2017, which limited landlords' rights to request a location surcharge for rent-controlled apartments in desirable neighbourhoods. .. more

Real Estate & Construction

Martin Foerster as speaker at Annual Real Estate Meeting of OEGSW

Partner and real estate expert Martin Foerster spoke at the Annual Real Estate Meeting of the OEGSW (Austrian Society for Tax Advisors and Auditors) on the topic "Rent and Lease". .. more


Teachers and Brothels

In his most recent article Jakob Widner discussed the Supreme Court’s decision ruling the termination of a school teacher who had moonlighted as a brothel manager to be valid. .. more

Data Protection

Video Surveillance through Public Authorities

In her most recent article, Marija Križanac discusses the use of video surveillance techniques through government administration as well as in the private sector. .. more


Graf & Pitkowitz bereits zum 11. Mal beim Wien Energie Business Run am Start

Beim diesjährigen Wien Energie Business Run am 5. September 2019 startete Graf & Pitkowitz mit 24 Läuferinnen und Läufern, welche die 4,1km lange Strecke durch den Wiener Prater bravourös meisterten. Unser Team konnte die exzellenten Ergebnisse des Vorjahres sogar noch steigern. .. more


Graf & Pitkowitz Sponsor for the European Law Day 2019

The Vienna University of Economics and Business will host the 19th “European Law Day”.This year the conference will focus on the issue „The EU in light of Brexit and Elections: Factors of Stability and Disintegration“.21-22 March, 2019 Ceremonial Hall 1/LC at WU Vienna .. more

Real Estate & Construction

Graf & Pitkowitz at the Annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) in Rome

This year’s AIJA Annual Congress on the topic “Sustainability and the Law: Planet, People, Future” took place from 3 to 7 September 2019 in Rome. Graf & Pitkowitz was represented by Partner Martin Foerster and Attorneys Stefanie Swatek, Anna Katharina Ratschek and Roxanne de Jesus. .. more

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

Claudia Csàky appointed as member of the MARQUES Education Team

Starting September 1, 2019 Claudia Csàky has been appointed as member to the MARQUES Education Team.The MARQUES Education Team provides services on education and training issues to the MARQUES organization. MARQUES, founded in 1986, is nowadays the leading European association representing the interests of brand owners. .. more

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

General Court Confirms NEYMAR Trademark Was Filed in Bad Faith

Claudia Csáky recently acted as verifier for Jan Weiser’s (UNIT4 IP Attorneys at Law) analysis of the decision of the General Court of the European Union of May 8, 2019, T-795/17– Carlos Moreira v. European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – NEYMAR. .. more

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

General Court Finds ‘BRAVO’ and ‘Brave Paper’ Confusingly Similar

Claudia Csáky recently analysed the decision of the General Court of the European Union of May 8, 2019, T-37/18 – BRAVO v. Brave Paper in INTA Bulletin. .. more