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Lenz & Staehelin

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Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Prof Dr Jurg Simon

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Lenz & Staehelin

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Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration, Competition, Commercial and Contracts, Sports Law, Technology, Media & Telecoms.


Prof. Dr. Jürg Simon is considered a leading lawyer in intellectual property and related fields in Switzerland (forensic and non-forensic work). Before joining Lenz & Staehelin, he was director at the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute and partner in an IP boutique firm. He teaches intellectual property law, among others, at the University of St.Gallen.


Admission to Bern Bar (1987), Swiss Federal Office of Justice (1987), Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (1991), Partner at IP boutique law firm (1997), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2005), University of St.Gallen (Titular Professor of Intellectual Property Law 2006 until today).


German, English, French.


Member of all relevant national and international professional organizations in the field.


University of Bern (Dr. iur. 1990), University of St.Gallen (Executive Masters in European and International Business Law 1997).


Intellectual property

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Jürg Simon - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Intellectual property

Lenz & Staehelin 'responds swiftly and adequately' and houses a team of 'professionals who know what they are talking about'. With a focus on life sciences, consumer products, culture and the public sector, services include strategic IP advice and management, such as patent, trade mark, copyright and design law, as well as unfair-competition matters, IP arbitration and litigation. In recent successful matters, Jürg Simon represented Emmentaler Switzerland against antitrust claims and in an appellation of origin matter in Italy, while Thierry Calame defended Migros against a patent infringement claim concerning coffee capsules manufactured in Switzerland. 'Proactive' counsel Lara Dorigo, who 'provides clear, comprehensive advice', is also recommended.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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Lenz & Staehelin has supreme experience of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and dispute resolution, with additional expertise in IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Patrick Hünerwadel, Marcel TranchetHans-Jakob Diem, Harold Frey, Marcel Meinhardt, Jürg Simon and Lukas Morscher are among the leading individuals.

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