Intellectual property law and competition law

We advise and represent companies and individuals on a domestic and an international level regarding the acquisition, defense and exploitation of intellectual and industrial property rights, such as copyrights, trademarks, designs, domain names, corporate names, patents and other commercial property rights. This includes the protection of individual legal positions as well as comprehensive services regarding all the commercial property rights of a company.

Our consulting services range from verifying the protectability of intellectual and industrial property rights and the execution of domestic and foreign application and registration procedures, to the exploitation and transfer of commercial property rights in connection with mergers and acquisitions, licenses or distribution agreements of all kinds.

We also provide legal advice to companies and groups of companies in the process of establishing or changing their corporate structure, in particular concerning the acquisition, maintenance or transfer of commercial property rights, not only with regard to intellectual property law, but also from a tax law and execution law perspective.

In the area of patenting, we work in close cooperation with experienced patent lawyers specializing in the fields of technology and science. We draft or review production and license agreements for the creation and exploitation of television, film, music and multi-media productions and clarify commercial property rights, in particular also vis-à-vis exploitation corporations.

Other areas of expertise include the protection of commercial property rights through adversary proceedings as well as defense against third-party attacks.

We do antitrust analyses of contracts (including both vertical and horizontal agreements, as well as selective distribution system arrangements), and we advise our clientele in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other cooperative arrangements. We also represent our clients before administrative authorities and in court, in arbitration and in ADR proceedings. Where contracts and cooperative arrangements might have market-relevant effects outside Switzerland (for example the EU or the US), we work in close cooperation with relevant specialists.

Our services in this field particularly include:

  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law
  • Design law
  • Patent law
  • Laws of corporate names, domain names and indications of origin
  • Unfair trade law
  • Internet law
  • Media law
  • Advertising law
  • Competition and antitrust law

Contact Persons

GLOOR & SIEGER – attorneys at law, Utoquai 37, CH-8008 Zurich, Telephone +41 (0)44 254 61 61,,
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