Markus R. Frick
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Markus Frick is a partner in 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.

Born in 1970, 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.

Markus Frick is listed in international rankings as a leader in his field and praised as "bright, quick at responding to our needs, and also brilliant in court" (Chambers Europe) and "sharp and consistently successful" – "calmly juggles the many demands of multi-jurisdictional battles“ (WTR 1000). Also Legal 500, Who’sWhoLegal and Legal Experts list Markus Frick among the "leading individuals" in Switzerland for intellectual property.

Markus Frick speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich and New York Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Contact
Markus R. Frick
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 27


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Markus R. Frick
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Markus Frick is a partner in 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.

Born in 1970, 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.

Markus Frick is listed in international rankings as a leader in his field and praised as "bright, quick at responding to our needs, and also brilliant in court" (Chambers Europe) and "sharp and consistently successful" – "calmly juggles the many demands of multi-jurisdictional battles“ (WTR 1000). Also Legal 500, Who’sWhoLegal and Legal Experts list Markus Frick among the "leading individuals" in Switzerland for intellectual property.

Markus Frick speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich and New York Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Markus R. Frick
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 27

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Practice Areas Publications

Protecting Famous/Well-Known Marks - a European Comparison

Speakers: Markus R. Frick
ITMA Spring Conference
London 20 March 2014


Kommentar UWG (BSK) zu Art. 4-6 (Verleitung zu Vertragsverletzung, Privatbestechung, Verwertung fremder Leistung, Verletzung von Fabrikations- und Geschäftsgeheimnissen)(Commentary on Unfair Competition Law (Basle Commentary) on art. 4-6 (inducement to breach a contract, private sector bribery, exploitation of the achievements of others, violation of manufacturing and trade secrets))

by Markus R. Frick
in: Hilty Reto M. / Arpagaus Reto (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG)"
Basel 2013, p. 880




Begrenzte Schutzfähigkeit geografischer Wein- und Spirituosen-Kennzeichen als Marken unter TRIPS(Limited protectability of geographical wine and spirits brands as trademarks under TRIPS)

by Markus R. Frick
in: Marco Bundi/Benedikt Schmidt (Editor[s]), "Gedanken zum Schutz von geografischen Zeichen – Festschrift für J. David Meisser"
Bern 2012, pp. 135–144


Specialized IP courts

co-authored by Markus R. Frick and Demian Stauber
in: Adam Jolly (Editor[s]), "The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management Developing, Managing and Protecting your Company's Intellectual Property"
3rd Edition, Great Britain/United States 2012, pp. 334–338




WIPO Working Group Meeting in Geneva

Speakers: Markus R. Frick
WIPO, Geneva 4 July 2011 (Markus R. Frick represents the trademark owners associations MARQUES at the WIPO Working Group Meeting in Geneva.)


Der Rechtsschutz im Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht(Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law)

co-authored by Lucas David, Markus R. Frick, Oliver M. Kunz, Matthias U. Studer and Daniel Zimmerli
in: R. von Büren / L. David (Editor[s]), "Schweizerisches Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht (SIWR)"
Basel/Genf/München 2011 (Helbing Lichtenhahn AG, 3. Auflage)


The New Swiss Federal Patent Court

Speakers: Demian Stauber and Markus R. Frick
European Patent Forum
Düsseldorf 10 February 2010


Aktuelle Rechtsentwicklungen im Domain-Namen-Recht(Recent Legal Developments Concerning Domain Names)

by Markus R. Frick
in: Oliver Arter / Florian S. Jörg (Editor[s]), "Internet-Recht und Electronic Commerce Law"
Bern 2007


Werbung für Lebensmittel(Advertising for food)

by Markus R. Frick
in: "Lebensmittelrecht"
Bern 2006


Supreme Court reverses Smarties shape mark decision

co-authored by Markus R. Frick and Oliver M. Kunz
in: "World Trademark Law Report" 29 April 2005


Argument Gesundheit in der Werbung(Health arguments in advertising)

by Markus R. Frick
in: "Forum Gesundheitsrecht"
Zürich 2005




When Foreign Arbitral Awards are Late … Should U.S. Courts Enforce Them?

by Markus R. Frick
in: "American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal" February 2002




Abwerbung von Personal und Kunden, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Abwerbung durch Arbeitnehmer(Solicitation of Employees and Customers, in particular Solicitation Carried Out by Employees)

by Markus R. Frick
Zürich 2000 (Dissertation)


Curriculum Vitae PDF