Dr iur Markus R. Frick > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
Walder Wyss Ltd. Offices
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Dr iur Markus R. Frick
Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team
Partner / Head of Team
Markus Frick is heading up the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular focus on trademark, patent and unfair competition law. Other areas of expertise include media law as well as food and drugs regulations. He regularly represents clients in complex and cross-border litigations before courts and administrative bodies. He advises clients on the development and management of IP rights, related contracts and transactions. He speaks and publishes regularly on topics in his area of practice.
German, English and French
Zurich and New York Bar Association
Markus Frick was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 2000) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2001). He is also admitted to the New York Bar and has – before joining Walder Wyss – worked as an associate in both a Zurich and a New York law firm.
Hospitals, doctors, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and public administration agencies instruct the team at Walder Wyss Ltd. in transactions, financing rounds and particularly disputes. The key contacts are Andreas Wildi in Bern and Markus Frick.
Walder Wyss Ltd.’s IP practice provides comprehensive advice, handling IP mandates from the IP aspects of M&A transactions to patent and trade mark litigation. The team focuses on the luxury and consumer goods, fashion, IT, pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries and is experienced in claims regarding unfair competition, patent infringements, trade mark infringements, remuneration disputes, company name disputes, trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions. Group head Markus Frick handles patent, trade mark and unfair competition matters, while Roger Staub advises on IP strategies and technology-related IP contracts, and acts as arbitrator in international arbitration tribunals.
Walder Wyss Ltd. is noted for its strong track record in M&A and capital markets transactions, public tender offers and restructurings. Here, prominent practitioners include Urs Gnos, Alexander Nikitine, Markus Pfenninger, Luc Defferrard and Johannes Bürgi. The firm’s offering also includes support in employment, tax, competition and IP matters. Markus Frick, Philippe Nordmann, Hans Rudolf Trüeb and Reto Jacobs are other names to note.
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