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The site serves the visibility of the program "discover.IP", which is carried out in cooperation by the Austrian Patent Office and the aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, as well as the presentation of knowledge in the field of Intellectual Property (IPR).

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) is a federal development bank wholly owned by the Republic of Austria. The Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Location (BMDW) and the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) act as owner representatives. The aws provides its services on behalf of the public sector. The clients are the owner representatives BMDW and BMK, other federal ministries, provinces, public bodies and interest groups.

Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Walcherstrasse 11A - 1020 Vienna
Phone: +43 (1) 501 75 - 0
Fax: +43 (1) 501 75 - 900
E-mail: office(at)aws.at

Bank code: 19820
Commercial register court: Commercial Court Vienna, FN 227076k
UID number: ATU 55681202
DVR: 0036609
Supervisory Authority: Financial Market Authority
Chamber of Commerce: Professional Group Banks & Bankers

Austrian Patent Office
Dresdner Street 87 - 1200 Vienna
Phone: +43 (0)1 534 24 0
E-mail: info(at)patentamt.at
UID: ATU38266407
IBAN: AT750100000005160000

The website was implemented by onscreen.

The copyrights and rights of use of the information and design elements provided on the pages are held either by Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) or by the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA).

In the case of image rights that are listed separately and are not held by aws or the Austrian Patent Office, agreement must be reached with the institution listed.

The contents of the website are intended for personal use. We expressly point out that any further use or reproduction of the contents of this website, in particular commercial use and transfer to third parties, requires written consent.

In the event of copyright infringement, we reserve the right to claim damages.

In the course of your use of the website, we collect, collate and store the following data:

  • IP address
  • Referrer URL (the previously and subsequently visited website)
  • Number, duration and time of visits (your interaction with the website)
  • Search engines and keywords you used to find us
  • Browser type, device type, screen resolution, Internet service provider and operating system

We collect these so-called log files (access data) automatically with the help of cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored on your computer and saved by your browser. This makes your use of the website more comfortable.

Like most websites, we use cookies, if you have consented to this, to improve your use of our website. If you do not give your consent, we only collect anonymous data about your visit to our website, for example, to determine the total number of visitors to our website.

You can also object to the setting of cookies via your browser settings or download an appropriate browser plugin at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Details on the handling of personal data can be found on the websites of our cooperation partners, the Austrian Patent Office at https://www.patentamt.at/datenschutz/ and Austria Wirtschaftsservice at https://www.aws.at/datenschutz/.

Web analysis

Our website uses Matomo (formerly PIWIK), an open source application/web analysis service software from the provider KIProtect GmbH, 10625 Berlin, Germany (HRB 208395B, Berlin Charlottenburg) for statistical evaluation of user access. For more information about the company, please visit https://kiprotect.com/.

Matomo uses cookies. The information generated by the use of this website (cookies) is transmitted to the aws web server and stored for usage analysis purposes. We anonymize the IP address before processing and storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser software. You can find more information about Matomo at www.matomo.org.