Thanks to a solid experience in this field, our firm will assist you in the development of your global strategy for the protection of your rights in all the above-mentioned legal fields.
Our firm advises and represents your interests in the registration of your trademarks, both in Switzerland and abroad. It is also listed on the website of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property as a trade mark consultant and benefits from an international network.
Our firm has developed an extensive expertise in the drafting and revision of agreements related to intellectual property, such as licensing, franchising, distribution, coexistence, publishing, software development and maintenance, as well as confidentiality agreements.
It advises you on how to correctly protect your copyrights, particularly in relation to third parties and management companies.
It is also able to assist you in the event of a dispute resulting from opposition, usurpation, unfair competition, counterfeiting, etc.
Establishment of global strategies for the protection of rights
Whether at the early stages of your project or during your company’s activities, you will need to consider the various elements to protect in order to keep your competitors at bay as much as possible, but also to give value to your project. We can assist you and determine the overall strategy together.
Trademark registration in Switzerland and abroad and availability searches
Protecting your brand is one of the essential steps to differentiate yourself from current and future competitors.
Our firm advises you to avoid as much as possible a refusal of registration by the National Office, an opposition or an action by third parties, and assists you in the filing procedure, both in Switzerland and abroad.
It also guides you with the Swissness legislation and indications of source.
Drafting and revision of contracts and contractual clauses
For several years, our firm has been assisting legal entities and natural persons in the drafting and revision of contracts related to intellectual property, such as licensing, franchising, distribution, coexistence, publishing, software development and maintenance, as well as confidentiality agreements.
It also reviews contractual clauses relating to intellectual property included in all contracts.
Relations with administrative authorities
Our team has excellent relations with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in Berne and with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, with whom it has been working for several years.
Opposition proceedings before the competent offices
When you estimate that a third party is infringing your rights by filing a brand that creates a risk of confusion with your own, we file an opposition in your name before the Swiss Office.
Our firm can also represent you in the event that a third party objects to your application for the registration of a trademark.
If a third party violates your rights, our firm has the necessary jurisdiction to file an action before the competent courts to stop the violation and obtain compensation for the damage incurred.
- Advice to companies on intellectual property matters
- Drafting and revision of contractual clauses and contracts related to intellectual property
- Trademark filings in Switzerland and abroad and availability research
- Proceedings before Swiss administrative authorities and courts, in particular the Federal Patent Court
3 May 2022
Leading of a seminar by Me Anne Dorthe at the invitation of EPFL Research Office, on April 20, 2022
At the request of EPFL Research Office, Me Anne Dorthe led a seminar for the EPFL Innovators and EPFL Global Leaders programs. During this seminar, which focused on trademark registration, she discussed the following issues:…
14 April 2021
Me Anne Dorthe was interviewed by the Tribune de Genève about a potentially illegal use of the COOP trademark
In its article published on March 26, 2021, the TDG states that GiFi seems to be using the word mark “COOP” without right in one of its advertisements. Me Anne Dorthe recalled which laws are…
News, Publications - 25 March 2020
March 2020 Newsletter – MODERNIZATION OF COPYRIGHT: What are the significant changes coming into force on April 1, 2020?
The new Federal Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (LDA) will come into force on April 1, 2020, after seven years of parliamentary debate. In this newsletter, Anne Dorthe explains the background to this revision…
18 September 2019
“Choosing and protecting one’s trademark wisely” by Anne Dorthe, Attorney at Law (published in Bilan magazine on September 18, 2019)
In this article, Anne Dorthe, Attorney at Law at Reymond & Associés, provides practical tips, which will prove especially useful if you wish to register a trademark. Read the article (in French)…