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21 February 2018
Sponsoring of the HSG Moot Court Team

BianchiSchwald is currently sponsoring the HSG Moot Court Team in view of its participation in the Vis Moot Court 2018 in Vienna. A successful trial run took place in our Zurich office on February 21, 2018. Attorneys of our Geneva and Zurich litigation team were enjoying the students’ pleadings. We wish them all the best in Vienna.

On the picture, from left to right: Adrian Trutmann (BianchiSchwald), Christoph Gasser (BianchiSchwald), Frédéric Barth (HSG), Zarah Kronbach (HSG), Alex Kapsahili (HSG), Cyrill Süess (BianchiSchwald), Robin Koch (HSG)

19 February 2018
Upcoming AGDA’s seminar on legal issues of the sharing economy

Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald will take part in the next AGDA’s seminar as speakers. This even, which will take place in Geneva, on February 28th, 2018, will analyze, from a pragmatic approach, the main issues of the sharing economy, which has an increasing impact on our legal concepts and the way we apply the law. Please follow the below link to get more information and to register.

16 February 2018
New publication on contracts for services

BianchiSchwald’s Junior Associate Maxence Carron has recently published his doctoral thesis on termination of contracts for services (Le mandat de durée, 2018, Zurich, Schulthess Verlag). This thesis was accepted by the Law Faculty of the University of Fribourg. It explores a highly controversial topic of Swiss contract law with insights into German and English law. It provides guidance in particular to legal practitioners reviewing their clients’ contracts.

1 February 2018
Thierry Amy nominated by the Cantonal Court as member of the Chambre des avocats

On February 1st, 2018, the Cantonal Court nominated our partner Dr. Thierry Amy as a member of the Chambre des avocats, which is in charge of making the lawyers’ ethics respected and of any question related to the professional activity of an attorney-at-law.

1 February 2018
BianchiSchwald and Christoph Gasser both ranked in the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review

World Trademark Review is the most important ranking agency for trademark practitioners. In its 2018 edition, BianchiSchwald enters the WTR 1000’s silver tier for "enforcement and litigation", following enthusiastic recommendations from peers and clients. Christoph Gasser is also recognized for "enforcement and litigation" (gold level), as well as for "prosecution and strategy" (silver level). These results confirm our IP team’s great reputation.

21 January 2018
BianchiSchwald wins landmark trademark case before Swiss Federal Supreme Court

On January 3, 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decided an almost five years lasting trademark dispute in favor of BianchiSchwald's Swiss client Navita GmbH (formerly Reico Vital Systeme GmbH), represented by Christoph Gasser, against its German opponents and former suppliers Reico Vital Systeme GmbH and Konrad Reiber. Specifying the interpretation of Article 4 of the Swiss Federal Trademark Act on "Registration [of a trademark] in favor of the authorized user", the Swiss Federal Supreme Court overturned the previous decision rendered by the St. Gallen Court of Commerce on May 16, 2017 and confirmed the client's rights to its Swiss trademarks "REICO" (see, e.g., the logo) which are used for branding high-quality dog and cat food.