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Thomas Legler

Partner
Attorney at law, Dr.iur., FCIArb
Head of Arbitration Practice Group in Geneva

Cours de Rive 13
1204 Genève
Switzerland
T +41 22 999 96 21
thomas.legler@pestalozzilaw.com

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Thomas Legler is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration group and of the IP&TMT group in Geneva. His practice focuses on representing clients in international and national arbitration and acting as arbitrator. In addition, Thomas Legler advises clients in the field of intellectual property incl. TRIPS (trademarks, patents, copyright), IT, e-commerce and data protection. In 2012, Swiss Parliament elected Thomas Legler as deputy judge of the Federal Patent Court.

Career

2015
  • Partner, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law
2014
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (FCIArb)
1997
  • Partner of a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
1996
  • University of Geneva: Doctorate in law
1995
  • Foreign Associate, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (now: WilmerHale)
1993
  • University of Geneva: LLM ("D.E.S."; Diplôme Etudes Supérieures en droit)
1991
  • Associate in a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
  • Canton of Geneva: Bar admission
1989
  • Legal Counsel, Swiss Union of Privat Railways (UTP)
1988
  • University of Berne: Degree in law ("Fürsprecher")
  • Canton of Berne: Bar admission

Languages

English, French, German

Membership

  • Fédération suisse des avocats (FSA)
  • Ordre des avocats de Genève (OdA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA), officer of the IP and Entertainment Law Committee
  • Association suisse de l'arbitrage (ASA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Fellow
  • Indicative list of WTO Panelists
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Deutsches Institut für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)
  • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), member of list of neutrals
  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), member of Tech List
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), member of the IP panel
  • Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)
  • Association romande de la propriété intellectuelle (AROPI)
  • MARQUES

Publications

Patent Litigation, Switzerland

Patent Litigation, Switzerland

By Thomas Legler, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer: Chambers Global Practice Guides, London 2017
WIPO fast-track intellectual property dispute resolution procedure for Palexpo trade fairs

WIPO fast-track intellectual property dispute resolution procedure for Palexpo trade fairs

By Thomas Legler: WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement, Geneva 23-25 November 2015
Mediation as an alternative method to resolve intellectual property disputes

Mediation as an alternative method to resolve intellectual property disputes

By Thomas Legler: IBA Conference, 20 October 2014 in Tokyo (Japan)
Wie funktioniert der Schiedsplatz Schweiz?

Wie funktioniert der Schiedsplatz Schweiz?

By Thomas Legler: Europainstitut Zürich / Universität Zürich, 25 April 2014
Trademark bad faith applications: famous and "almost famous" trademarks under attack!

Trademark bad faith applications: famous and "almost famous" trademarks under attack!

By Thomas Legler: Panel at IBA Conference, 9 October 2013, Boston
Asserting intellectual property rights without running afoul of antitrust laws

Asserting intellectual property rights without running afoul of antitrust laws

By Thomas Legler: IBA Conference, 8 October 2013, Boston
Commentaire romand, Propriété intellectuelle

Commentaire romand, Propriété intellectuelle

By Thomas Legler: Propriété intellectuelle : Loi sur le droit d'auteur (LDA), Loi sur la protection des marques (LPM), Loi sur les designs (LDes), Loi sur les brevets (LBI), art. 47, 48 LBI, J. de Werra / P. Gilliéron (Edit.), Basel, 2013
Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Privatrecht, Internationales Privatrecht, Art. 179 IPRG

Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Privatrecht, Internationales Privatrecht, Art. 179 IPRG

By Thomas Legler: H. Honsell / N. P. Vogt / A. K. Schnyder / S. Berti (Hrsg.), Basel 2013
L'arbitre suisse face à l'arbitrabilité des litiges en matière de propriété intellectuelle dans un contexte international

L'arbitre suisse face à l'arbitrabilité des litiges en matière de propriété intellectuelle dans un contexte international

By Thomas Legler: Mélanges à l'honneur de Jacques Python, Geneva / Zurich / Basle, 2011
Intellectual Property and Related Contracts

Intellectual Property and Related Contracts

By Thomas Legler: lecture at the University of Geneva, held on 26 March 2011
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