The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Gold - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
“It is impossible to discuss the Swiss market without highlighting Walder Wyss,” comments one foreign associate. “Everyone in the trademark world knows of its practitioners and how brilliant they are. It is a top tier firm, no question.” The storied outfit combines the strengths of some 240 practitioners who operate from six bases in the country to represent prestigious brand owners such Cartier, Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels. At the helm is Markus Frick, “one of the best litigators in the country” and “a fierce opponent in court”. Complex cross-border actions are a breeze to Frick, who is fluent in French, German and English, licensed to practise throughout Switzerland and admitted to the New York Bar. Colleague Roger Staub is “an outstanding player in the field – he is knowledgeable, has a great network of foreign associates and is highly recommended for all branding work”. The team gains a major advantage from the in-house insight supplied by Michael Isler, who understands the inner workings of leading global tech and telecoms companies He is a prime pick for outsourcing and technology transfer instructions; as is Stefano Codoni. The Lugano-based commercialisation maven “is excellent to work with; he has a great personality and thinks creatively”.