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CHRISTOPH
GASSER

Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur.
LL.M. University of Michigan
Non-permanent Judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court
Partner

Christoph Gasser (Dr. iur. (Bern); LLM (Michigan)) is a partner and the head of the firm's IP/TMT department. His long-standing practice includes advice and litigation in all areas of intellectual property and information technology law as well as trademark and design prosecution. Christoph Gasser is the executive secretary of the Swiss IP association INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz). He also serves as an adjunct judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court, a court expert, and an expert examiner for the Swiss Patent Bar examination. Moreover, he is a frequent conference speaker and has written substantial publications on intellectual property law.

Location
  • Zurich
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
  • LES (Licensing Executives Society)
  • AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz; Swiss IP Association)
  • VSP (Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys)
  • SF/FS (Swiss Forum for Communication Law)
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association)
Other activities | pro bono
  • Adjunct judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Executive secretary of INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz; Swiss IP Association)
  • Expert examiner at the Swiss Patent Bar examination
  • Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property for classes preparing the Swiss Patent Bar examination
  • Member of INTA Unfair Competition Committee
  • Co-organizer of the "INTA Round Tables" for Switzerland
T +41 58 220 37 00
F +41 58 220 37 01
Zurich

St. Annagasse 9
P.O. Box 1162
8021 Zurich, Switzerland


Recognitions

Dr Christoph Gasser, LL.M. of BianchiSchwald, the head of the firm’s excellent IP team, features an impressively broad legal knowledge which testifies for his vast legal experience. He excels by his outstandingly fast pace in terms of responsiveness and intellectual grasp of complex legal and factual issues. Apart from mastering legal practice he exhibits an unsurpassed brilliance in thought allowing him to reflect on multidimensional legal matters in the precisest of terms. The quality of his pleadings is accentuated by an eloquence, which is rare even compared among the peers. His tactical sophistication and distinguished evaluation skills round off the profile of a first-rate lawyer among the very “cream of the crop”.

Legal500 EMEA 2020 - designated as "Leading Individual"

 

Christoph Gasser is "great on complex cases" and a "very sharp lawyer" according to sources. He is frequently involved in advising clients on trademark oppositions, prosecutions and litigation.

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019

 

Christoph Gasser is "well known in the IP business" according to market commentators, who identify him as "an outstanding lawyer by all accounts".

Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2019

 

"Litigator Christoph Gasser is “willing to go the distance and is available for his clients 24/7”. The practice spearhead is “an entrepreneurial thinker who understands business structures and takes company policies into account when giving advice”, enthuses one patron. “His attention to detail is unparalleled. He provides prompt, detailed and thorough responses – you always get great service and an impeccable finished product.” His business-savvy guidance has recently been sought out by numerous top-dollar clients."

World Trademark Review  2019

 

The “incredibly knowledgeable” Christoph Gasser “has a fantastic understanding of the business requirements”. Another client adds: “We know that we will receive thoughtful advice whenever we reach out to him.”

Chambers Europe 2018

 

The “brilliant” Christoph Gasser comes highly recommended as “one of the best lawyers in Switzerland” for trademarks work. WWL also says that he is “a top practitioner” with a superb reputation as a trademark litigator. He is also “very skilled” in trademark prosecutions and transactions.

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2018

 

“His work is extraordinary: he is one of the most intelligent, meticulous and precise lawyers anywhere – nothing goes unnoticed; he is also the fastest practitioner you will ever meet – Christoph is available at almost any time, and always responds within hours. His insights are unparalleled, his thoughtful and clear-cut advice: you can have 100% trust in his guidance.”

World Trademark Review  2018

 

“Christoph Gasser draws praise for his broad range of knowledge and deep expertise in trademark prosecution.

Who is Who Legal Switzerland 2017

 

“Incredible intelligence, sound judgement, immense know-ledge and sublime theoretical understanding’ elevate him to the profession’s top table. He ‘always goes the extra mile’; clients are reassured by his ‘responsive approach and ability to explain extremely complicated legal matters’, and hail him as ‘one of the best trademark counsels globally and someone upon whom you can rely totally.” 

World Trademark Review  2017

 

“Christoph is extremely competent; he responds quickly and has good connections with lawyers all over the world.”

Client Choice 2017