INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & UNFAIR COMPETITION
Copyright, trademarks, business & domain names, designs, patents, know-how, licensing, distribution, advertising & marketing
I render legal advice related to copyrights, trademarks, business & domain names, geographical indications (e.g., "Swissness"), designs, patents, trade secrets, trade dress, know-how protection (related to your ideas, business methods and other intangible assets that are neither protected by copyrights nor by patents), advertising & marketing and unfair competition (incl. ambush marketing, passing-off, etc.).
My IP related transactional work includes licensing, distribution, transfer (assignment), research & development, cooperation, pledges and M&A deals (drafting, reviewing, negotiation, interpretation, due diligence, etc.).
I also represent my clients in IP & unfair competition law proceedings (litigating before all courts in Switzerland and acting as a counsel, arbitrator & mediator).
Furthermore, I provide the entire range of trademark & design services (searches, filing, etc.).
As a member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Copyrights and Related Rights (ESchK) I have the experience to assist you in all questions related to collective rights management & tariff negotiations with SUISA, ProLitteris, SWISSPERFORM, SUISSIMAGE and SSA.