Markus R. Frick

Markus R. Frick

Dr. iur., LL.M., Avocat




Téléphone direct: +41 58 658 56 27

Curriculum Vitae

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Markus Frick 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). WTR1000 states: ‘The superb all-rounder has a keen ability to strategise in complex litigation proceedings and can navigate any prosecution pitfalls. He is a take-charge, no-nonsense, uber-practical lawyer who can attain the goals of his clients in the most cost-efficient way. Who's Who Legal (WWL) mentions Markus Frick as 'most highly regarded' and a 'WWL Thought Leader Trademarks in Switzerland', again in 2019. In 2020, Markus Frick received the WWL Switzerland Award for Trademarks Lawyer of the Year. WWL quotes: 'Markus Frick at Walder Wyss emerges as the leading lawyer in the Swiss market for trademarks work.' Also WTR1000 acknowledge Markus Frick as 'undoubtedly one of the best trademark lawyers in Switzerland'. Moreover, Legal 500, Legal Experts, MIP IP Stars and WIPR Leaders list Markus Frick among the 'leading individuals' and also the LMG Life Sciences list Markus Frick with the 'Life Science Stars' 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.

Ripe for Protection: Swiss Court Awards Apple Trademark Protection on Content-Related Goods

Blockchain Domain Names and Risks Associated Therewith

Update on the Revision of the Swiss Patents Act

Nice Classification Will Include NFTs – What Does This Mean for Your Trademarks?

Assignment Action in Case of Trademark Usurpation of an Employee

Cancellation Request by Trademark Troll – Abusive?

Cour fédérale des brevets: lorsque l’injonction arrive trop tard

La marque QR Code avec la croix encadrée jugée pourvue de caractère distinctif

Swiss Federal Supreme Court: Waving Goodbye to Waivers

L’Institut fédéral de la propriété intellectuelle (IPI) précise sa pratique en matière d’enregistrement concernant la protection des signes publics selon la loi sur la protection des armoiries (LPAP)

BVLGARI – Marque commerciale à caractère distinctif

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

easyJet vs. easyBet: Hosting provider verpflichtet, markenverletzende Webseite zu entfernen

The Legal 500 Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide

OTTO’s contro OTTO: il Tribunale federale accoglie parzialmente il ricorso della catena svizzera di grandi magazzini

Le PDG veut lutter jusqu'au bout contre les litiges multinationaux

La protezione dalle imitazioni della veste commerciale dei prodotti nel diritto svizzero sulla concorrenza sleale

Chapitre 16 : Suisse

Commentaire les art. 15 et 16, remarques préliminaires sur les art. 51a–60 et les art. 51a–60 de Loi fédérale sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (LPM)

Chapter 16: Switzerland

Cadre législatif et causes d"action

Session d""arbitrage à la Conférence MARQUES Arbitrating and Mediating Trademarks

Yves Saint Laurent non previene la registrazione del monogramma

Il Tribunale amministrativo ritiene che la protezione dei termini rientri nel dominio pubblico

Una montagna scarsamente conosciuta non può costituire un’indicazione geografica di origine svizzera

L’impression en 3D: une nouvelle donne pour la contrefaçon?

Schutz berühmter/notorisch bekannter Marken – ein Europäischer Vergleich

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)

Europe"s Role in Global IP Strategies

Harmonisierung der Health Claims Gesetzgebung mit dem EU-Recht

Specialized IP courts

Limited protectability of geographical wine and spirits brands as trademarks under TRIPS

WIPO session at MARQUES Annual Conference

The new Swiss Federal Patent Court will begin hearing cases on January 1, 2012

WIPO Working Group Meeting in Geneva

Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law

The New Swiss Federal Patent Court

Recent Legal Developments Concerning Domain Names

Online Business Law Switzerland

Advertising for food

Das Bundesgericht hebt die Entscheidung zur Smarties-Formmarke auf

Health arguments in advertising

BIN LADIN bleibt im schweizerischen Register

Online Business Law Switzerland

Vollstreckung «verspäteter» Schiedssprüche in den USA

Solicitation of Employees and Customers, in particular Solicitation Carried Out by Employees

Anmerkung zu Massnahmeentscheid des Obergerichtes Luzern vom 31. Aug. 1999; Wechselwirkung zwischen Markenschutz und Schutzumfang des UWG

Anmerkung zu Entscheid des Obergerichts Luzern vom 8. Dez. 1999; UWG, herabsetzende Äusserungen und Abwerbung