Intellectual Property Rights

WISTO supports companies, entrepreneurs and developers to find an appropriate protection for their product ideas and innovations.

Vorarlberg is known as innovation champion, both nationwide and internationally. The companies settled in the region profit from an unique setting of creativitiy and productivity, which brings them valuable competitive advantages.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) should be considered even in the initializing phase of a R&D or innovation project. A professional patent search and technology audit as well as the evaluation of trends are the foundation of good development work. Companies, which clarify intellectual property rights at an early stage and develop IPR strategies, increase the probability of economic success significantly.

Service Overview

  • Professional IPR consultancy service 
  • Support for companies in the development of their IPR protection strategies
  • Patent search and the state of the art analysis
  • Events relating to intellectual property and IPR
  • Free initial advice by a patent attorney at monthly patent information days (see next dates)


Please contact us for more information about how to protect your innovation and/or business ideas and about how we can help you with that.

Contact person

Tina Blaser
Technology Transfer and IPR

+43 (5572) 552 52-20

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