Guillaume Fournier is a partner with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL) and co-head of the firm’s trademark and design group. His practice encompasses all aspects of IP law, with a focus on IP litigation and arbitration, trademark and design prosecution, and contractual and commercial intellectual property. He has extensive experience in litigating intellectual property (both technical and non-technical), as well as commercial cases, in both the French and German-speaking parts of Switzerland. Having taken care of clients’ IP issues in China for a long time and practised in China for a year, he regularly advises rights holders on China-related IP and anti-counterfeiting strategies (both inbound and outbound). Over the years, he has developed a special expertise on strategies to fight product piracy on a multijurisdictional level.
Mr Fournier also regularly advises on IP and competition issues related to R&D, product development and distribution agreements. His clients are active in a wide range of industries, including luxury goods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, furniture, technology, automotive and wine. Before joining MLL in 2005, Mr Fournier spent several years with the Swiss Intellectual Property Office in Bern. He is president of AROPI, the French-speaking Swiss IP association and, as such, is involved in many of the major developments of IP law in Switzerland. He is also a lecturer for the Swiss patent attorneys’ preparation course.