Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur.
LL.M. University of Michigan
Non-permanent Judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court
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.
St. Annagasse 9
P.O. Box 1162
8021 Zurich, Switzerland
“Christoph Gasser is an outstanding IP attorney, one of the best in Switzerland. He is able to spot all legal issues with the ease of a highly talented legal mind. Proactive, extremely competent and reliable, he is our choice for IP matters in Switzerland.’” – “Christoph Gasser is a brilliant attorney with extremely broad and deep knowledge of Swiss IP law, which allows him to process client issues in much speedier a manner than many other IP lawyers could. His engagement for clients is full, which finds its expression in a very high degree of availability and in the fact that, for Christoph, going the extra mile is going the standard mile. His sharp mind allows him to always be to the point.”
Legal500 EMEA 2022 – designated as “Leading Individual”
At the forefront of the much-lauded IP practice is Christoph Gasser, “one of Switzerland’s leading lawyers”: “He is extremely committed to each brief he takes on and will not leave the room until the project is perfectly done and dusted. Christoph is immensely knowledgeable too: his memory and capacity are most impressive. If you’re stumped by a case, he will have solved it within five minutes.”
World Trademark Review 2022
“Clearly Christopher Gasser is the firm’s best asset. His combination of lawyer and partner of the firm together with having been a patent judge is a perfect match, as his knowledge and legal approach are always an advantage when litigating and approaching conflicts. – I would recommend Christoph Gasser who is super efficient, responsive and very knowledgeable and experienced. It is a great pleasure working with him and I can rely on him to look after our trade mark cases.”
Legal500 EMEA 2021 – designated as “Leading Individual”
“An experienced lawyer and a phenomenal litigator with great work ethic.” “He has a phenomenal eye for detail and constructs meticulous arguments – just some of the reasons why he has been choosen to sit as an adjunct judge at the Federal Patent Court.”
“One of Switzerland’s most prominent, talented and exceptional trademark lawyers, Christoph Gasser is the man to call in any branding scenario. He knows everything there is to know about trademarks, acts quickly and clients are guaranteed an impeccable service. – The full-service outfit [of BianchiSchwald] has one of the most potent IP departments in the country, due in large part to spearhead and outstanding lawyer Christoph Gasser. – There is no one who can do trademark quite like Christoph – he is charismatic, proactive and an inspiration to all.”
World Trademark Review 2021
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 board 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 Gasser is extremely competent: he responds quickly and has good connections with lawyers all over the world.”
Client Choice 2017