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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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11 February 2016: Oriflame: Cross-border asset transfer completed

April 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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In a cross-border transfer Oriflame Cosmetics Global S.A., Luxembourg has transferred certain assets to Oriflame Cosmetics AG.

Provisional measures in Swiss Patent and other intellectual property Laws

The Swiss Federal Patent Court has recently issued a decision of relevance regarding provisional measures relating to patents. It specifies that, at least in the field of intellectual property – not only patents –, a preliminary injunction may not be obtained in order to ascertain rights on intellectual property.

The New Swiss Federal Patent will begin hearing cases on January 1st, 2012

August 2011 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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The new Swiss Federal Patent Court (SFPC) will be the exclusive venue for all patent litigation in Switzerland.

European Open Source & Free Software Law Event (EOLE) 2010

Michel Jaccard will be a speaker at the 3rd edition of the European Open Source & Free Software Law Event (EOLE), which will be held in Torino, Italy.

Swiss IP&Technology Briefing

November 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Swiss (IP) litigation on the brink of some major changes

New Internet Generic Top-Level Domains - Getting Them and Disputing Them

January 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Beginning in 2010, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will launch its new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program. A ‘top level domain’ is the extension that consists of three or more characters at the end of an internet address, such as .com, .org or .info. The new gTLD program will allow private and public entities to apply for the gTLD of their choice, expanding the 21 gTLDs in operation today to a potentially unlimited number.

SWISS IP&TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING - NOVEMBER 2009

December 2009 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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The legal argument over whether NestlĂ© Schweiz AG (“NestlĂ©â€) may introduce its bitesize-snack KIT KAT POP CHOC into the Swiss market is fi nally settled.

Swiss IP&Technology Briefing

conThe “Panton Chair” decision by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court – the end of the 3-D mark as such?

Changes to the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (“SDPA”)

January 2009 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Various amendments to the SDPA were adopted last year. The amendments create additional disclosure, registration and organizational obligations for employers, but they also simplify cross-border data transfers for international groups. In general, the new obligations are familiar to those companies operating in the EU because they are derived from the EU directive on data protection.

Changes to Swiss Data Protection Law

September 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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After a long wait, the revisions to the Swiss Data Protection Act adopted in spring 2006 came into force on 1 January 2008. The amendments have two main goals: (1) to create more transparency for individuals and companies whose personal data is processed and (2) to introduce more self regulation. This article describes the principal changes to the previous law.

The new Swiss Patent Act: biotechnological inventions

September 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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This article focuses on the changes in the area of biotechnology. After analysing the scope of patentability in the biotech field under the new Swiss Patent Act, we will briefly review some limitations to the patent holder’s rights.

Web 2.0: Social Networking Sites and Data Protection

Social Networking Sites (SNS) allow people to communicate with their colleagues and friends, to exchange information and to find out who is acquainted with whom. SNS have become extremely popular and are considered to have significant business value because people voluntarily disclose detailed maps of their social relationships and personal interests. Thus,SNS have attracted attention for customized advertising.

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Die EU-Erweiterung im Jahre 2007 und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Inhaber von Gemeinschaftsmarken und G

Am 1 Januar 2007 sind Bulgarien und RumĂ€nien der EU beigetreten, Damit hat sich die Weltkarte im ImmaterialgĂŒterrecht einmal mehr etwas verĂ€ndert. Diese Neuerung kann und muss insbesondere bei der Entwicklung von internationalen Markenstrategien berĂŒcksichtigt werden.

Swiss IP & Competition Briefing of September 2006

February 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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In a recent decision the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for Intellectual Property explicitly broke with the long-standing practice established by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property with regard to trademarks with geographical content.

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Swiss IP & Competition Briefing of March 2006

February 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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First Dawn Raids of Swiss Competition Authority – A Reason to Worry?

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Swiss IP & Competition Briefing of November 2005

February 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Search-Spider makes lawful use of the web

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Swiss IP & Competition Briefing of June 2005

February 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Is this the End for Price Fixing in the Swiss Book Trade?

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R&D Collaborations and Technology Transfer

February 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

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