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Stefan Warbek with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Protecting intellectual property and creative solutions in a global environment For those working in the creative sector or developing new innovative technology or business solutions, one of the biggest challenges is how to protect their ideas and intellectual property. Austrian law firm WARBEK Rechtsanwälte has successfully specialised in giving legal advice and finding solutions for businesses and individuals working in these sectors. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: WARBEK RECHTSANWÄLTE
Creative or innovative industries always have a special workflow and flair, but also rather specific needs and a unique set of challenges – especially concerning intellectual property. The lawyers at WARBEK Rechtsanwälte have specialised in finding solutions for the challenges creative and innovative industries face. The lawyers at WARBEK Rechtsanwälte understand that solutions in this area must be tailor-made and that confidentiality is of upmost importance when creative and innovative projects are concerned. Working in only a small and dedicated team of experts ensures that their clients’ creative ideas and innovative developments are well protected – no matter in which sector 120 | Issue 48 | March 2017
they are working: engineering, research, art and culture, show business, sports or fashion. “Creative ideas and solutions for life’s challenges are not only the engine of our society’s development but also the driving force of any economic success. This fascination with immaterial value in our society is exactly what our law firm deals with on a legal level,” says Stefan Warbek, founder of WARBEK Rechtsanwälte. Be it the Austria Ski Group, universities or SOS Children’s Villages International, Dr. Stefan Warbek is proud to have gained their trust. He adds: “It is a special honour for us to be able to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”
WARBEK’s services include intellectual property rights such as copyrights, patents, trademarks or designs as well as important personal rights such as data protection. Due to their long-term experience in these fields, WARBEK Rechtsanwälte are also qualified advisors when it comes to preparing for significant legislative changes such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which will be applicable from May 2018 and will drastically increase penalties for violations. “Data protection has always been part of our legal portfolio as it concerns immaterial values. We are happy to support our clients with our long-term experience in these fields,” says Dr. Warbek. With a fantastic network of national and international patent attorneys, tax and management consultants, investors and PR agencies, WARBEK Rechtsanwälte can provide top-quality guidance – locally and abroad. www.warbek.at
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