Only two years after its inception, TIMES Attorneys was ranked as top firm in a peer survey of more than 6500 attorneys, 400 in-house lawyers and the General Counsels of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland. TIMES Attorneys takes particular pride in being awarded as one of the best firms in three categories, namely in Intellectual Property Law, Sports Law and Technology Law.
The new Swiss rules on geographic indications of origin and on the newly introduced geographic marks entered into force on 1 January 2017. In their Jusletter of 7 November 2016 (in German), TIMES Partners Markus Kaiser and Michael Noth provide an overview over the new laws and shed light on practical aspects of the implementation thereof.
At its session of 9 December 2016, the Swiss Federal Council has elected our partner Stephan Netzle as new president of the Federal Communication Commission (ComCom). He follows the outgoing president Marc Furrer as of 1 January 2017. The ComCom is the independent regulator for telecommunication in Switzerland. It consists of seven members elected by the Swiss government. It does however not receive instructions from the government or the department of communication (www.comcom.admin.ch). Stephan Netzle has been a member of the ComCom since 2008. He will continue to practice as an attorney at law in our firm.