Roger Staub

Roger Staub

Dr. iur., Avvocato




Telefono diretto: +41 58 658 52 89

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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”: il Tribunale federale svizzero conferma che i servizi rivendicati dal marchio non devono essere limitati all’origine svizzera

Un attacco centrale a un marchio di base svizzero secondo il Sistema di Madrid costituisce un interesse legale nell’azione di nullità

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 considerato non ingannevole

Prova WIPO – Provare l’esistenza della proprietà intellettuale mediante i file digitali di marcatura temporale

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Marchio commerciale giudicato non fuorviante senza limitazione dei servizi all’origine svizzera

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

La legge sul diritto d’autore riveduta entra in vigore il 1° aprile 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

Scommesse sportive

Premesse e art. da 51a a 60 LPM

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

Errori di software - Chi ne risponde?

Clausole relative alla proprietà intellettuale e alla protezione dei dati nei contratti di IT

Die Europäische Richtlinie 2004/48/EG zur Durchsetzung der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums - und wo steht die Schweiz?

IT outsourcing in Svizzera

Diritto su design - Commento alla Legge federale sulla protezione del design

Collaborazioni R&S e trasferimento tecnologico

Inadempienze nelle prestazioni in materia di contratti sul diritto d’autore