“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”

Woody Allen
  • Trademarks and Names: TIMES Attorneys provides the entire range of trademark services, from the filing of national and international trademarks, availability and monitoring services to the management and prosecution of large trademark portfolios, to litigation of trademark and domain names disputes. Our vast experience and use of state of the art software tools enable us to offer our services at highest quality, efficiently and at fair prices.
  • Patents and Designs: TIMES Attorneys has significant expertise in representing clients in patent infringement and revocation proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court. In cooperation with our preferred patent attorney firms we can also assist you through the lifecycle of European patents, SPCs, PCT-applications and Swiss patents. We also provide the full range of design services, including the filing of designs and the representation in design disputes.
  • Copyright: We advise on all copyright issues, be it software or (applied) arts-related copyrights. Services and expertise in this field also encompass collective rights management including advising organisations in tariff negotiations.
  • Unfair Competition: We advise and represent clients in unfair competition law matters. Relevant unfair practices include passing-off, unfair taking advantage of works of others and unfair terms and conditions.
  • Know-how and Trade Secrets: We assist you in protecting your ideas, business methods and other intangible assets that are neither patented nor protected by copyrights.
  • Licensing and Distribution: Our attorneys are experienced in the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and interpretation of intellectual property-related agreements such as license and distribution agreements, research and development, IP assignments, IP pledges and cooperation agreements. We also represent clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from such agreements. .
  • IP related Transactions: Our lawyers are experienced in assisting in M&A transaction from an intellectual property perspective (e.g. IP due diligence and drafting of IP parts of transaction documents).
  • Geographical Indications: We have expertise in all matters related to “Swissness” and geographical indications. TIMES Attorneys covers the different administrative steps aimed at the granting of such an indication, starting from defining and gathering the relevant stakeholders, the drafting of the application and guidelines together with the stakeholders, the negotiations with the Swiss Commission to the publication of the decision and potential appeal.
  • Advertising: We review your or your competitors’ advertisings and promotions activities in view of their compliance with unfair competition law, with the rules of the Swiss Commission of Fair Trading, with industry specific laws and best practices, with the Swiss lottery and money gaming legislation and with price indication rules.
  • Wine & Spirit Law: We guide our clients through the complex array of laws and regulations applicable to the production, distribution, sale, advertising and marketing of alcohol beverages, including in so far as IP related issues and geographical indications are concerned.
  • Litigation and Arbitration: We represent our clients in intellectual property and unfair competition disputes before the cantonal courts across the country, Swiss Federal Patent Court and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. We also act as counsel and serve as arbitrators in IP-related arbitration proceedings (e.g. under Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, ICC rules or WIPO rules).
  • Trademarks & Names
  • Patents & Designs
  • Copyright
  • Unfair Competition, Know-How
  • IP in Transactions
  • Licensing & Distribution
  • Geographical Indications
  • Advertising