Intellectual Property Law

We advise and represent clients on the protection, use, exploitation and defense of intellectual property rights (IP). Our focus is on trademarks, designs and copyrights as well as on patents and supplementary protection certificates. We also have extensive experience in the areas of unfair competition law, advertising law, the law governing the right to bear or use a name, as well as in Internet-specific matters.

Our expertise covers specifically the following areas:

  • Development and assessment of IP strategies
  • Registration of trademarks, designs and domain names in Switzerland and abroad
  • Representation in proceedings for refusal of protection
  • Collision monitoring
  • Arrangement of assistance provided by the Customs Administration
  • Support in the evaluation of IP
  • Advice and assistance with IP transfer as well as the registration of licensing agreements and restraints on disposal
  • Intellectual property rights-related agreements (such as development agreements, study contracts, cooperation agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, purchase agreements, sponsoring agreements, advertising contracts and coexistence agreements)
  • Development of control mechanisms within the industry (specifically in the pharmaceutical sector)
  • In-house training in the form of seminars and workshops
  • Advice on conflicts concerning intellectual property rights and representation in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings (as well as their coordination in Switzerland and abroad)
Haegi Regula Elisabeth

Regula Elisabeth
Haegi

Counsel

Keller Claudia

Claudia
Keller

Counsel

Holderegger Ines

Ines
Holderegger

Associate

Roos Dominique

Dominique
Roos

Associate

Kellenberger Viola

Viola
Kellenberger

Paralegal

20.06.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advised BLKB on obtaining a FINMA banking licence for its subsidiary radicant

04.05.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advises leading impact investing platform Inyova on its crowdinvesting campaign

01.02.2022

Deal: Jakob Müller Holding AG sold TexTrace

24.11.2021

Deal: Aktiia
Raises USD 17.5M in
Series A

16.11.2021

Deal: Investment in Home Instead Group by Unigestion SA

05.10.2021

Deal: Sale of TestingTime Group to Norstat AS

21.09.2021

Deal: Merger of Bring! Labs AG with Profital

The Legal 500

The team is not only well versed and knowledgeable about the areas of practise, but in the practical application of the law to everyday business needs and concerns. This makes the magic as it means we can readily apply the advice and translate it into business practice.

Legal 500

Very competent and service-minded team. Very good in trade mark prosecution and litigation. Known for good international network and mindset.

Legal 500

Highly responsive, practical, pragmatic, fun and very easy to work with. Willing to think outside the box to find a solution.

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