IP | Competition
Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, Know-How, Media, Design
Expertise and innovation are the pillars of economic success. Do you seek effective solutions that will protect and exploit your developments, creations, trademarks and designs in an international environment? Then you need a comprehensive approach combining legal, tax and compliance considerations. Beyond your innovations and intellectual property, your reputation and success are also vital to us. We can defend against unfair behaviour of competitors and ensure that your marketing activities do not meet costly resistance.
By collaborating closely with you, we develop a deep understanding of your innovations and your business model. Whether your field is medical technology, the Internet, software development, entertainment or telecommunications – or virtually any business area in between – we can advise you in the creation, commercialization and utilization of intellectual property rights. Our core services include:
- Elaboration of IP strategies and structures
- IP transactions and IP tax and legal due diligence
- IP contracts (licensing and franchising, know-how and technology transfer, copyright, joint ventures, R&D, distribution agreements, ticketing)
- Worldwide execution of patent grant proceedings as well as proceedings for the registration of trademarks and industrial designs
- Creating and enforcing trademark portfolios, designs, patents, domain names; protection of know-how
- Litigation and arbitration
- Transfer and management of IPR in license boxes
- Transfer pricing
- License management
- Consulting in advertising and media law
Dr. Andreas Glarner is the author of several publications in the field of IP law and has extensive experience consulting and litigating for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and unfair competition law.
Dr. Martin Eckert has served as a judge for the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer regularly advises in matters related to unfair competition law. Beat Stump is an European Patent Attorney and counsels technology enterprises as well as start-up's in the field of patent law.
MME Integrated Approach
We are convinced that in both national and international contexts, tax and compliance considerations constitute part of a clear-sighted IP consultancy. We provide this unique service by integrating legal, tax and compliance specialists into the MME intellectual property team.
Global Law Expert 2014 and 2015:
Recommends Dr. Andreas Glarner as IP lawyer for Switzerland.
Who’s Who Legal (2013):
“At MME, Martin Eckert is ‘top notch’. As a former judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property, he has a ‘wealth of knowledge’ and is respected in the field.”
Legal 500 (2013):
“Martin Eckert at MME excels at advising on the IP aspects of IT projects for clients from the financial services, manufacturing and telecoms sectors.”
In need of legal or tax advice? We look forward to contacting you.
From the magazine
Modernisation of Swiss Copyright Law
The public consultation procedure on the revision of the Copyright Act (CopA) showed that the ideas on approaches to the revision diverged strongly. In autumn 2016, the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) therefore mandated the copyright working group AGUR12 II to clarify the outstanding issues from the consultation on the revision of the Copyright Act and to propose possible solutions. After five sessions between 28 September 2016 and 2 March 2017 under the direction of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), the AGUR12 II reached a compromise on various issues.
Exclusive allocation of territories
The Swiss Competition Commission (“ComCo”) recently took actions against both the Australian producer of warning beacons and its exclusive Swiss importer. Thereby, the ComCo has confirmed its approach on the exclusive allocation of territories in supply.All magazine reports