Roger Staub

Roger Staub

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 89

Curriculum Vitae

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Roger Staub is a Partner in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He represents national and international companies from various industries, such as luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, food, financial services, fashion, medical devices and media. He specialises in litigating complex cases before state courts and arbitration tribunals. In addition, he advises clients in negotiating IP and technology-related contracts and in developing IP strategies. He also works as an arbitrator in international arbitration tribunals.

After studying law at the universities of Munich and Zurich (licentiate degree, 1992), Roger Staub became a member of the bar in Zurich in 1995 and received his doctorate at the University of Zurich in 2000 with a dissertation on copyright contract law. Before joining Walder Wyss, he was a partner in a legal firm in Zurich and employed in a London legal firm. He is the author of various publications, in particular the co-editor of a commentary on design law and co-author of a commentary on trademark protection law. Roger Staub is an active member in various organisations in the field of intellectual property. In past years he has been both a committee chairperson and a member of the Global Europe Advisory Council in the International Trademark Administration (INTA).

Roger Staub has for years regularly enjoyed an outstanding rating in the field of intellectual property in international rankings such as Chambers Europe, Legal500 ('a great strategist with a no-nonsense approach'), Who's Who Legal Trademarks ('exceptional client-oriented counsel'), IAMPatent1000 and WTR1000 ('immensely skilled litigator').

Roger Staub's working languages are German, English, Spanish and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry.

Swiss Government Proposes Ancillary Copyright in Favour of Media Companies and Journalists

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

First Statements of Swiss Trademark Office and the EUIPO regarding the Classification of Digital Items Authenticated by Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Germany Terminates Convention with Switzerland on Mutual Recognition of Trade Mark Use

Warning Letters for Alleged Patent Infringement May Constitute Unfair Competition


SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT: Federal Supreme Court confirms that services need not be limited to those of Swiss origin

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Federal Supreme Court confirms that the services claimed by the mark must not be limited to Swiss origin

Central Attack against Swiss Basis under the Madrid System Constitutes a Legal Interest in the Invalidity Action

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court Ruled on the Required Legitimate Interest in Injunctions

WIPO’s Vienna Classification Assistant – an AI-powered Tool to Assist in Classifying Figurative Elements of Trademarks

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

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

SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT found to not be misleading

WIPO Proof – Providing Proof of Existence of Intellectual Assets by Time-Stamping Digital Files

"SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT" – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Revised Copyright Act enters into force on 1 April 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property suspends most of the deadlines until 20 April 2020

Swissmedic issues guidelines on product names for medicinal products

Strengthened position of trademark owners in the fight against counterfeiting – and more to come

Sport & Immaterialgüterrecht

Sports betting

Preliminary remarks and Art. 51a to Art. 60 of the Swiss Trademark Protection Act

The risk of losing trademark rights when changing the typeface of a mark

Sports shoe stripes position mark succeeds on appeal

Clarification of requirements for proving lack of intention to use

Software errors – who is liable for what?

IP clauses/data protection in IT contracts

European Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights – where does Switzerland stand?

IT-Outsourcing in Switzerland

Design law – commentary on the Federal Act on the Protection of Designs

R&D Collaborations and Technology Transfer

Deficient performance in copyright contracts