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Froriep Blog Posts for Topic Intellectual Property

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Demian Stauber | Rentsch Partner

Demian Stauber is working as attorney at law in the fields of intellectual property and ICT law. Contract drafting, litigation and transactions in all areas of intellectual property and ICT law are the core of Demian Stauber’s practice. Additionally, Demian is particularly experienced in unfair competition and in general contract law.

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Spotlight on Copyright Issues of Blockchain Technology

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 2:45:00 PM

With the growing universe of blockchain based systems and applications, legal questions associated with this technology emerge and require consideration (ideally) before substantial sums are invested. In this blog series related to blockchain, we have covered a number of legal aspects (such as Starting an Initial Token Offering (ITO, also called Initial Coin Offering or ICO) - Things to consider and Blockchain for Patents - Patents for Blockchain) already.

This blogpost is about copyright in the blockchain environment.

Topics: Intellectual Property , Blockchain Technology

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Dany Vogel | Rentsch Partner

Dany Vogel works as a patent attorney focusing on electrical, computer and information technologies. He has particular expertise in computer software which covers a broad spectrum including telecommunications, digital signal, image and information processing, medical and control engineering, cryptography, Blockchain, Fintech, and computer-implemented business methods.

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Blockchain for Patents - Patents for Blockchain

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 2:45:00 PM

Much has been written and discussed about how blockchain technology would bring about fundamental changes to the financial industry which could actually threaten the very existence of banks as intermediary trust centers. At the latest after the major central banks met about a year ago in Washington at a three-day event, hosted by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the US Federal Reserve, to discuss blockchain and crypto currencies, it probably dawned on a wider public that the hype around blockchain must be more than just that. 

Topics: Intellectual Property , Blockchain Technology

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Frédéric Serra

Frédéric’s practice focuses mainly on intellectual property, new technologies and commercial transactions. Frédéric has been a partner at our Geneva office since 2011. He is a highly experienced litigation lawyer in all fields of intellectual property, including unfair competition, and has extensive experience in complex non-contentious intellectual property matters. He advises on licence and assignment agreements, film production agreements, sponsorship, endorsement and product-placement agreements, IT-related transactions, research collaborations, development contracts and technology transfers.

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Talia Wigger

Talia joined us as a trainee lawyer in March 2016. At the same time, she is working on her PhD in intellectual property at Geneva and Fribourg universities. Her Bachelor of Laws, with the bilingual distinction French–German, is from the University of Fribourg. She obtained her Master of Laws through an exchange programme at King’s College London (CTLS), and has worked as a research assistant at the University of Fribourg and as a teaching assistant at the University of Geneva. Talia’s mother tongues are French and Hebrew. She is fluent in English, German, Swiss-German and Spanish, and is learning Russian and Swedish.

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Swissness : Improved Protection of Swiss Branding

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 2:39:48 PM

In a society where the origin of products is decisive, Switzerland enjoys an excellent reputation which extends far beyond its borders. For this reason, "Swiss made" is a guarantee of tradition, quality and exclusivity. It is therefore not surprising that the products associated with Switzerland possess a certain prestige and renown that directly influence the decisions of consumers.

Topics: Intellectual Property

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Dunja Koch

Dunja has expertise in all aspects of corporate and finance law, advising mainly UK and US clients with regard to Switzerland. She is the managing partner of the London office. Dunja joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. She regularly works on M&A and private equity deals, as well as leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, but also project, commodity and asset finance matters, including aircraft finance. Here, she acts on behalf of aircraft manufacturers, banks and leasing companies in relation to the Swiss aspects of acquisition of aircraft, engines or portfolios. Her practice further covers collective investments, private placements and regulatory matters, where she advises foreign funds, dealers and other financial institutions in relation to their activities in Switzerland. She speaks German, French, English and Italian.

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Froriep Partners named as leading trademark lawyers in WTR 1000 Guide

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 8:42:01 AM

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP partners Nicola Benz and Frédéric Serra have been named as leading trademark lawyers in the publication "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017."

Topics: Intellectual Property , Froriep Firm News EN

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James Merz

James's practice focuses on intellectual property law, IT, technology and data-protection law, unfair competition law and civil litigation in these fields. He also advises on commercial and contract law. Prior to joining Froriep in 2015, James spent two years as an associate at a law firm in Zurich. He trained with the Commercial Court of the Canton of Aargau and a law firm in Zurich.James graduated in law and economics from the University of St Gallen in 2010 and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2012. In 2015 he was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in intellectual property law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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A checklist for registering geographical names as trademarks in Switzerland

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 2:09:33 PM

Geographical names can be a great source of inspiration for new trademarks. Well-known trademarks that consist of or have been inspired by geographical names include, for example, "Montblanc" or "Maui Jim".

Topics: Intellectual Property

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