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Experience & Expertise

We represent clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings that involve:

  • The validity and infringement of trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs;
  • Matters relating to know-how protection, unfair competition, or domain names;
  • Disputes arising out of licensing, R&D, technology transfer, franchising and distribution agreements.

We also assist clients in the following areas:

  • Advising on intellectual property issues and strategies;
  • Drafting and negotiating licensing, R&D, technology transfer, MTA, franchising and distribution agreements;
  • Conducting IP due diligence and drafting IP transfer agreements;
  • Advising in the fields of media, sponsoring and advertising law;
  • Advising in the fields of life sciences and health law.

We have significant expertise in the following industry sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical products and medical devices;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Internet;
  • Electronics;
  • Consumer and luxury goods;
  • Film and entertainment;
  • Restaurant and hotel franchising;
  • Telecommunication and digital network providers;
  • Automotive and mechanical industry.

Deals and Cases

  • Representation of MerckSerono against a major U.S. pharmaceutical group in a high-profile arbitration (2 billion USD) arising out of a patent license agreement.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical companies in patent disputes before the Swiss Federal Patent Court.
  • Counsel to Google in several trademark and domain name disputes.
  • Legal advisor to Philip Morris in intellectual property matters.
  • Advice to Nestlé on a regular basis on R&D and clinical trial agreements, as well as regulatory aspects.