Switzerland: Trademarks 2018

In this chapter, we highlight 40 highly regarded trademark lawyers who stand out for their leading expertise spanning trademark filing, prosecution, strategic portfolio management and disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Bernard Volken FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners, Berne
2. Markus Frick Walder Wyss, Zurich
3. Patrick Troller Troller Hitz Troller, Lucerne
4. Gregor Wild Rentsch Partner AG, Zurich
5. Eugen Marbach FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners, Berne
6. Michael Noth Times Attorneys, Zurich

Independent law firm FMP FUHRER MARBACH & PARTNERS achieves three listings in this chapter.
Bernard Volken is “top of the line when it comes to trademarks” and impresses peers and clients alike with his “pragmatic and precise communication” as well as his “responsive and creative counsel”.
Eugen Marbach is “a top player in the trademarks game” with deep expertise in the field. He enjoys an outstanding reputation as a highly knowledgeable and experienced litigator in major disputes.
Peter Widmer is “a very smart litigator" who is “certainly a leading figure in the market” when it comes to both advisory and contentious work.

Swiss heavyweight WALDER WYSS sees three practitioners listed here.  
Markus Frick is “a tough litigator” with broad expertise in cross-border trademark disputes. He provides strategic advice on IP rights and is widely held to be “a leading player in the field”.
Magda Streuli-Youssef is “a first-rate trademarks lawyer" with long-standing expertise in the area. Peers say she is “one of the best” and is “absolutely outstanding” for strategic trademark management.
Roger Staub is “a very experienced practitioner” with strong experience in the luxury goods, fashion and media sectors. Peers endorse his expertise in dispute resolution and highlight him as “a well-known name in trademark litigation”. 

Specialist IP firm RENTSCH PARTNER is home to three highly regarded practitioners.
The “excellently knowledgeable” Gregor Wild stands out as "a leading name for trademark law”, an area in which peers speak highly of his expertise in trademark prosecution.
Christian Hilti is “a top litigator” who is held in high regard for his extensive experience in trademark dispute resolution for a range of major clients.
The “excellent” Matthias Städeli is highly visible in the market. He is a seasoned trademark litigator who is highlighted for his well-developed prosecution practice.

Three lawyers from IP and technology boutique TIMES ATTORNEYS are featured here.
Michael Noth draws praise as “a deeply impressive trademark practitioner” with expertise across the life science and entertainment sectors. Peers agree that he is “certainly a leader in IP”, and he also boasts a strong disputes practice.
Andrea Mondini is “clearly a leading player" in trademark law and is recognised for his broad expertise in complex IP litigation and arbitration proceedings. 
Philippe Gilliéron is “an exceptionally bright lawyer” who enjoys an outstanding reputation for his invaluable experience in complex trademark litigation.

Three leading lawyers from LENZ & STAEHELIN are highlighted here.
Jürg Simon is “a true trademark specialist" and seasoned expert in complex IP disputes. Peers say, “He is one of the best professionals in the field.”
Lara Dorigo is “an outstanding lawyer” in the trademarks space who is highlighted for her “high-quality work and responsiveness to client needs”.
Thierry Calame draws praise as “a top-tier practitioner” with broad expertise in trademark litigation and arbitration.

TROLLER HITZ TROLLER achieves two listings in this chapter.
Patrick Troller is regarded as “an extremely impressive practitioner” at the top of the Swiss market. He boasts strong expertise in trademarks and is regularly engaged in high-end cases. 
Gallus Joller is endorsed as "one of the best for trademark law” and is highlighted for his “very clear and precise knowledge”. Peers commend the “very high standard” of his trademark prosecution work.

Two lawyers from MEYERLUSTENBERGER LACHENAL are highlighted for their excellent trademarks work this year.
Michael Ritscher stands out as “an excellent litigator” and trusted adviser to a range of major clients, most notably from the luxury goods and retail sectors. 
Simon Holzer is a prominent figure in the market who comes highly regarded for his outstanding expertise in trademark law. He is a go-to lawyer for complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. 

Ralph Schlosser of KASSER SCHLOSSER AVOCATS is “very skilled, talented and respected in all IP matters” according to respondents who highlight him as “an excellent and very well-known trademark litigator”.

At BIANCHISCHWALD, Christoph Gasser is “a top practitioner” with a superb reputation as a trademark litigator. He is also “very skilled” in trademark prosecutions and transactions.

Gregor Bühler is a leading name at HOMBURGER who is known as “an outstanding trademark attorney”. Sources note he is “extremely knowledgeable and personable” and “an excellent litigator”.

BAKER MCKENZIE’s Michael Treis is “a big player” in the trademarks field with a great reputation for his first-rate trademark prosecution practice.

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