Our trademark expertise

Our team of experienced lawyers can advise and assist you with all aspects of trademark law, in particular by developing strategies to protect, defend and create value from your portfolio all over the world.


A trademark is a distinctive sign that enables a consumer to distinguish the goods and services provided by one business from those offered by a competing business. A trademark may consist of a proper name, word, expression or visual symbol.

Our particular areas of expertise include the following:

  • Checking the availability of the mark chosen, in Switzerland and worldwide
  • Developing protection strategies and trademark applications worldwide
  • Managing and monitoring the examination procedure for applications through to registration
  • Responses to notifications issued by trademark offices
  • Developing renewal strategies worldwide
  • National or global monitoring of trademark rights
  • Filing oppositions against identical or similar marks before the trademark offices in all countries
  • Taking action against counterfeiters and providing assistance for the amicable settlement of disputes, particularly drafting coexistence agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting trademark acquisition contracts
  • Portfolio audits and analyses
  • Training and awareness-raising for clients on intellectual property issues

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