Practice Group Intellectual Property and Data protection
The protection of trademarks, domains and designs is of great importance for companies of all kinds. In the area of intellectual property law, we advise national as well as international clients in all industries and assist them in the development and implementation of target-oriented strategies for the protection of their intellectual property and in the optimization of investments in their appearance and their products.
Our extensive expertise in the field, our interdisciplinary training and our activities as a law firm and notary's office enable us to offer one-stop services in the area of intellectual property law — from patent registration and administration to advice on trademark protection, we offer you tailor-made solutions. The same applies to the handling of transactions in connection with acquisitions and mergers, licensing and more. Among other things, we conduct due diligence reviews of intellectual property rights and identify antitrust risks. Furthermore, we advise you on the transfer of intellectual property portfolios, the carve-out of intellectual property rights or the IPO.
We also advise our clients on the development and launch of new and existing products and analyze intellectual property portfolios. We help them to develop an individually tailored strategy that meets the requirements of their business. In doing so, we research the availability of intellectual property rights at an early stage in order to avoid or resolve overlaps and potential conflicts. We analyze the needs of our clients and file all kinds of applications in Switzerland and worldwide.
Thanks to our expertise in the field of economics, we can also advise you competently and effectively on commercial contracts concerning intellectual property rights concepts and in the structuring of your company as well as larger transactions. The same applies to financing secured by intellectual property rights and to the securitization and pledging of intangible assets. Furthermore, we support you in the implementation of advantageous holding structures, which enable you to optimally utilize your intellectual property rights portfolio.
After developing the strategy and registering the intellectual property rights, we assist our clients in monitoring the market and in cases of conflict. We warn competitors who infringe our clients' rights and, if necessary, take legal action. In doing so, we represent you before all Swiss courts and instances as well as before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and other administrative authorities.