Trademark Attorney ASPTA
Areas of Practise
Intellectual property law, including in particular trademarks, patents, design, copyright, corporate and trade names, unfair competition, protection of know-how and trade secrets, legal advice and legal representation in these areas, including conflicts and contentious matters, enforcement, drafting of contracts and legal opinions, intellectual property rights searches, prosecution of registration proceedings. In-depth experience in particular in the areas of infringement and nullity proceedings, opposition proceedings, licensing, domain name conflicts.
Career and Experience
Bachelor and Master of Law (MLaw), University of Zürich (1992), Master of Laws in European Legal Studies, University of Exeter (1993), admitted to Zürich Bar (1998)
Authority for Administrative Measures in the Area of Road Traffic of the Canton of Zürich (1990 1991), Gilbert & Stephens, Solicitors, Exeter (1993), Auditor / Legal Secretary to the Court at the District Court of Zürich (1993 1995), head of Legal Department from 1999.
Joined E. Blum & Co. AG in 1995.
Preliminary References: Interpretation and Application in the Practice of the European Court of Justice, Exeter, 1993
Sweet & Maxwells European Patent Litigation Handbook, London, 1999 (Swiss Chapter; with René Monsch)
Unfair Competition / Contentious Proceedings and Settlement of Conflicts, in: 125 Years E. Blum & Co. AG, A Short Manual on Intellectual Property, Zürich 2003
Co-author of “Trademarks in Switzerland”, in “Getting the Deal Through, Trademarks in 28 Jurisdictions Worldwide”, 2005-2013, publ. by Law Business Research, London, 2005-2017
Co-author of “Copyright in Switzerland”, in “Getting the Deal Through, Copyright in 21 Jurisdictions Worldwide”, 2005-2013, publ. by Law Business Research, London, 2005-2016
INTA Country Guides (Switzerland section), since 2016
|ASPATA||(Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys)|
|INTA||(International Trademark Association)|
|AIPPI||(International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)|
|FICPI||(International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)|
bilingual German, English; French; passive understanding of Italian