Manuel Bigler

Manuel Bigler

Managing Associate
MLaw, Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 88

Curriculum Vitae

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Manuel Bigler is a managing associate in the firms’ Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) group. He advises and represents clients in all aspects of IP law with a particular focus on trademark, patent and copyright law. His practice also includes unfair competition, media and advertising law. He regularly advises clients in negotiating IP and technology-related agreements, such as license agreements. Manuel Bigler is further specialized in representing clients in disputes before courts and state authorities.

Manuel Bigler studied law at the University of Fribourg (MLaw 2012) and at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. Before joining Walder Wyss as an attorney, he served as a law clerk at a district court and worked as a research assistant at the University of Fribourg. He was admitted to the bar in 2017.

Manuel Bigler has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in intellectual property law and technology law. Managing IP lists him as a "Rising Star". Legal 500 praises Manuel Bigler as "very knowledgeable" with "an outstanding attention for detail".

Manuel Bigler’s working languages are German and English. He also speaks French, has a basic knowledge of Spanish and has been learning Chinese for some years. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

New Guidance by the IPI on the Classification of NFTs and Virtual Products

Update on the Revision of Customs Assistance in IP Matters

Doctrine of Equivalents and Numerical Ranges

Schutzschrift – Chancen und Risiken

Update on Trademark Dispute Regarding "Baur au Lac" and "Club Baur au Lac"

Spinning Out of Control: Zurich Commercial Court on "Club Baur au Lac"

Swiss Government Proposes a Revisionof Customs Assistance in IP Matters

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Update on the Revision of the Swiss Patents Act

Battle of the Bunnies: Lindt Melts Down Lidl Before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court

Quick-Starting Preliminary Injunction Proceedings

International Olympic Committee Loses Trademark For its Founder's Name

Cancellation Request by Trademark Troll – Abusive?

Federal Patent Court: When the injunction is late to the party

Preliminary Draft for a Partial Revision of the Patents Act Published

Swiss Federal Supreme Court: Waving Goodbye to Waivers

Merck vs. MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

easyJet vs. easyBet – Hosting provider ordered to take down trademark infringing website

easyJet vs. easyBet: Hosting provider ordered to take down trademark infringing website

The Legal 500 Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules in Apple’s favour in landmark decision

TICK DIFFERENT: Apple loses to watchmaker Swatch before Swiss court

Protection of Trade Dresses against Imitation under Swiss Unfair Competition Law

Commentary on art. 17-20, art. 21-27, art. 61-69 and art. 73-79 and preliminary remarks to art. 21-27 and art. 61-69 of the Federal Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Indications of Source

EU Succession Regulation – new challanges for the international estate planning from a Swiss perspective

Residence or habitual residence Application difficulties of the EU Succession Regulation towards Switzerland

EU Succession Regulation

Harmonisation of health claims legislation with EU law