IP | Competition

Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, Know-How, Media, Design

Your goals

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.

Our services

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.

Listings

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.”

Your team

Contact

In need of legal or tax advice? We look forward to contacting you.

Publications

  • Dr. Martin Eckert

    Daten als Wirtschaftsgut - wem gehören digitale Daten? - Vortrag

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  • Dr. Andreas Glarner

    Restricting online sales in distribution agreements

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