Intellectual Property

Grounded expertise for when the stakes are high

Rock solid IP foundations. They've been in place at Lenz & Staehelin since our launch. Dedicated partner expertise from the early days onwards has seen our capabilities evolve and expand to help clients handle any IP challenge they face. Whatever the market and commercial sector – and throughout all areas of the Swiss courts, government agencies and arbitral tribunals.

We're as comfortable tackling high profile litigation and arbitration as we are enabling a high value IP transaction. And we can quickly create joined-up teams when a case intersects with neighbouring fields such as competition, tax or corporate law.

Above all, we apply the same experience, methodology, agility and powerful use of legal technology to get the best possible result, whatever the subject matter or problem. We do this throughout the full IP lifecycle, delivering end-to-end advice and support to suit the business model – from first IP creation and prosecution right through to commercialisation and enforcement. It's an approach consistently recognised with the highest rankings from the most respected publications.

  • Expertise

    • Intellectual property-related litigation
      and international arbitration
    • Patents
    • Trademarks (including portfolio prosecution and management), domain names and company names
    • Geographical indications
    • Copyright (e.g. software and art law)
    • IP transactions (e.g. licensing and assignment, R&D collaboration, technology transfer, franchising, joint ventures, due diligence)