Partner at FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners
Peter Widmer has been a partner of FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners since 1988. His practice focuses on all relevant aspects of intellectual property, including litigation in all Swiss courts. He serves his clients in German and English.
One of his two main focuses is the strategic protection of signs (trademarks, company names, trade names and domain names) in a multinational context, covering everything from evaluation and clearance of new signs to their protection and enforcement. This includes aspects of unfair competition law, antitrust law and copyright law. Mr Widmer has successfully negotiated a number of complex trademark co-existence and delimitation agreements with worldwide application.
His second main focus is patent litigation, with a special flair for complex and intricate cases in all technical areas.
Further, Mr Widmer’s practice involves all aspects of contracts – again with a clear focus on IP-related matters, including licences, co-existence and delimitation agreements, and agreements on the creation and assignment of IP rights. Mr Widmer is the author of several publications on intellectual property (eg, co-author of International Trademark and Signs Protection, Lange, CH Beck, Munich, 2010) and has contributed to a commentary on the newly established Swiss Federal Patent Court. He frequently speaks at national and international symposia on IP-related matters and is past chair of the Trademark Special Committee of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He recently wrote Key Intellectual Property Issues in M&A Transactions (Lexology Practice Guides, Swiss M&A, First Edition).
Mr Widmer is a board member of the Swiss group of the AIPPI and of INGRES (the Swiss association for IP law). He is also a member of the Bern and Swiss Bar Associations.