<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MX3DVL" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"></iframe>Effective solutions for all IP/TMT-related issues | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The IP & TMT practice group provides results-oriented, effective and realizable solutions for all aspects of intellectual property (IP), unfair competition and data protection law, as well as telecommunications and media and technology law (TMT). We see IP & TMT as a strategic key value of growing significance, as well as a means of protecting and fueling our clients' core business success.

Our expertise

We have a vast body of experience and know-how in the following fields:

  • Protection, licensing and commercialization of trademarks, copyrights, designs and patents
  • Know-how and trade secrets
  • Domain names, trade dress and company names
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Computer, Internet and information technology together with digital data. We are also specifically experienced in litigation and arbitration concerning intellectual property and related rights.

Our services

We provide our clients with legal advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Establishing and maintaining intellectual property rights including the prosecution of trademarks and designs in Switzerland and abroad
  • Legal disputes arising from infringements of intellectual property rights and unfair competition rules including anti-counterfeiting/piracy and licensing disputes heard before regulatory authorities, national penal and civil courts and arbitral tribunals (including ICC, Swiss Chambers and WIPO)
  • Licensing and transfer of intellectual property rights, know-how, technologies, software, including M&A and other contractual transactions
  • Advice on research and development of technologies, materials and other innovations as well as ICT platforms for all stakeholders including research institutes, global operating industry and start-ups
  • Distribution and advertising of regulated products, such as chemical substances, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic products, medical devices and foodstuff (including tobacco and alcoholic beverages)
  • Outsourcing and IT projects, in particular the drafting of IT outsourcing and software licensing agreements, legal advice in relation to internet use (advertisement, E-commerce, sector-specific legislation in banking, insurance and medical care and other sectors)
  • Legal advice on data protection: relating to a full range of issues, such as email and Internet use, data privacy issues arising from shared service/global IT platform programs and cloud solutions, handling of complaints and requests from individuals and regulatory bodies, also within civil proceedings, providing guidance in the face of investigations and data leakage proceedings, appropriate wording for contracts with employees, customers and suppliers, as well as data protection training
  • Product liability defense for technological and regulated products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic methods and machinery
  • Media and social media: including the enforcement of privacy rights of both individuals and legal entities.

Our memberships

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property/Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC)
International Bar Association, IP Committee (IBA)
Swiss Institute for Intellectual Property (INGRES)
Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF-FS); Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Association romande de la propriété intellectuelle (AROPI)

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