- Website: http://www.lindt-spruengli.com
Head of Intellectual Property at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Nicholas Studler is responsible for all IP and marketing legal issues of the Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG group of companies, including well-known chocolate brands such as Lindt, Ghirardelli, Caffarel, Russell Stover and Whitman’s. He specialises in trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, anti-counterfeiting, licensing and food labelling.
Mr Studler has successfully reorganised Lindt & Sprüngli’s IP department, implemented and rolled-out an IP and document management database, insourced prosecution and renewal work, created new workflows and optimised existing processes and procedures. Further, he has established a sustainable relationship with marketing and management teams in a cross-functional and multi-geographic organisation.
Mr Studler has been responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing trademark, domain as well as brand and design strategies and standards for Lindt & Sprüngli. In addition, he has successful lead and handled numerous high-profile IP court litigation cases and IP due diligence projects. He has also achieved significant efficiency gains and cost reductions throughout the company’s IP department, while increasing service levels and client satisfaction.
Mr Studler has received the following awards and special recognition during his career: