Lara Dorigo | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Lara Dorigo

Attorney at law, LL.M. in Trade Regulation
Head IP & TMT

Feldeggstrasse 4
8008 Zurich
T +41 44 217 92 15

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She is an outstanding lawyer with a profound expertise in IP matters.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

Her advice comprises not just the IP considerations but includes the overall business aspects; and her delivery to time and budget is unparalleled.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

She's fantastic and very user-friendly. She is very smart about legal developments as well as the technical details. She's really great to work with.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

She is always very responsive, engaged and collaborative.

Chambers & Partners, 2023

Lara Dorigo grasps facts very quickly, has excellent analytical thinking and has outstanding technical understanding that allows her to work her way into new technical areas at high speed. Lara works very expeditiously, meets promised deadlines and does not lose her cool even in hectic times.

The Legal 500, 2023

Lara Dorigo has an excellent understanding of the commercial priorities of our life sciences / healthcare business and adapts her astute advice accordingly.

The Legal 500, 2023

Lara Dorigo is an outstanding lawyer. Her skills and efficiency are remarkable. Customer orientation is key for her. She is definitely one of the best IP lawyers in Switzerland and it is a pleasure to work with her.

The Legal 500, 2023

Lara Dorigo is highly recommended. She is commercial and user friendly. Always provides clear and thorough guidance which is well reasoned and she is great to deal with.

The Legal 500, 2023

Lara Dorigo delivers balanced, commercial advice. Lara is very approachable, calm and collaborative.

The Legal 500, 2023

She is a committed, determined lawyer who produces persuasive and clear arguments, while never losing sight of the bigger picture. Lara is a joy to work with and shows a remarkable level of teamwork, professionalism and kindness.

IAM Patent 1000, 2022 (Gold)

Lara Dorigo is partner and heads the Intellectual Property group at Pestalozzi. She has profound experience in every field of intellectual property law with a particular affinity for technology-related issues. Her practice focuses on IP enforcement and defence, technology transfer agreements and branding strategies.


  • Partner at Pestalozzi
  • Appointed as non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Counsel at Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich
  • Senior Associate in the IP Litigation Group of Allen & Overy in London (2009/2010)
  • New York University School of Law: LL.M. in Trade Regulation (2005/2006)
  • Bar admission: Switzerland (St. Gallen)
  • Associate at Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich
  • Law clerk at District Court of Rheintal (St. Gallen)
  • Junior lawyer at a major Swiss law firm in Zurich
  • University of St.Gallen: lic. iur.


German, English, Italian


  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of the Parallel Imports Team
  • Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), Member of the Amicus Curiae Team
  • Institut für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Deals and Cases

Pestalozzi advises Martec Handels AG on the acquisition of Renuwell business


Pestalozzi advises Martec Handels AG on the acquisition of Renuwell business

Pestalozzi advises Vista in the Acquisition of Citrix


Pestalozzi advises Vista in the Acquisition of Citrix


Terminating Licences of IP Rights (Switzerland)

By Lara Dorigo, Alexandra Bühlmann: A Practice Note in Practical Law UK, London 2023

T 2194/19 – Amendment of the Description in Line with the Claims – Required or not?

By Lara Dorigo, Alexandra Bühlmann: sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Bern, Switzerland, July 2023

Annual Review of European Trademark Law 2022

By Lara Dorigo, Alexandra Bühlmann: The Trademark Reporter (INTA), March-April 2023, Vol. 113, No. 2
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