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)