Stefano Codoni

Stefano Codoni

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 44 01

Curriculum Vitae

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Stefano Codoni is a partner at Walder Wyss and his practice focuses mainly on intellectual property, life science and technology related transactions (including private equity, venture capital and M&A ) and litigation. Other areas of work are corporate and commercial law. Stefano Codoni also regularly acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration disputes and has experience as sole arbitrator and member of arbitration panels.

Stefano Codoni was born in 1967 and was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1991) and at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LL.M. 1995). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 1994. Prior to his joining Walder Wyss in 2013, he held positions as a District Court law clerk, as Foreign Associate in a leading London law firm and as Associate and, during 12 years, as Partner in Zurich and Lugano law firms.

He is fluent in Italian, German, English and French. He is registered with the Ticino Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Commercial Litigation Switzerland

Is the case law of the Board of Appeal for Intellectual Property related to the registration as trademark of a specific color «eurocompatible»?

Shapes as trademarks: various clarifications from the Federal Court in the decision LEGO III [3D] of the Commercial Court of Zurich

Own-brand look-alikes: Green light from the Federal Court? Marginal note DFC July 20, 2003 [4C.60/2003] [Petit Gervais/Petit Suisse]

Shapes as trademarks: guidelines from the Federal Court after the decision LEGO II [3D] of the Commercial Court of Zurich are expected

Warranties and Disclaimers – Limitation of Liability in Consumer-Related Transactions – Chapter on Switzerland

Sanctions for violations of information confidentiality rules

Lack of Effective Protection for Databases in Switzerland

Financing of technology start-ups – the legal issues

The application of the principle of priority of absolute rights vis-à-vis relative rights in the intellectual property law and in particular in the copyright law

Data Protection Laws of the World, Swiss Chapter

The intellectual creation must be fixed in order to enjoy protection

European Computer Law: Chapter on Contracts