Being founded in 1910, Isler & Pedrazzini AG has grown from a medium-sized firm to one of the largest and leading intellectual property law firms in Switzerland. Isler & Pedrazzini AG is specialising in all aspects of protection and enforcement of intellectual property law, including specialised advice in patents, trademarks, copyright, design and domain names protection, as well as licensing, prosecution, litigation and related legal and commercial matters. Our team leads and coordinates anti-counterfeiting campaigns, in particular transnational strategies from piracy hotspots in South America, East Europe to Asia, working with associated law firms, customs officials, public prosecutors and police forces worldwide.
Our experienced staff of 43 attorneys, paralegals, administrators and assistants provide tailor-made services for our longstanding clients ranging from major companies in all areas of business, including apparel, alcoholic beverages, automotive, chemical, cosmetics, computers, cutlery, electronics, engineering, foods, fragrances, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, sanitary, security and travel gear, to smaller companies and individuals.
Network Memberships Our attorneys are member of different international organisations as; AIPPI, INTA, LES, FICPI, ECTA, ALAI, MARQUES and national Swiss organisations as; ASPTA, VESPA, INGRES
IPrime is known as a boutique firm for intellectual property law, technology law and dispute resolution.
Relying on a unique combination of experienced business lawyers and litigators, patent attorneys and technology experts, IPrime is able to offer high-end legal and strategic advice and advocacy services in connection with the protection and commercialization of innovations, investments into technology, as well as complex IP and commercial disputes. Key strengths of the team are its independence and close collaboration between Swiss and European patent attorneys with a profound understanding of technology and science (including AI, robotics, big data, cyberphysical systems and block chain, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology as well as medical technology), and highly experienced dispute resolution specialists, who routinely represent parties in legal proceedings before courts, authorities and arbitral tribunals. IPrime has for years regularly handled a relevant share of all patent litigation matters in front of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.
As a part-time judge at the Federal Patent Court and experienced patent litigator, Rudolf A. Rentsch is involved in many high-stake patent cases in various technology sectors, while Anne-Catherine Hahn, who joined IPrime as partner in 2019, brings a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and compliance. This interdisciplinarity, as well as the many years of experience which its lawyers gained in other firms and in in-house roles in the technology sector, allows IPrime to provide cutting-edge legal and strategic support to domestic and international clients at the crossroads of technology and law.
Other key differentiators are the boutique structure and the discretion and substantially reduced risk of conflicts of interest, thanks to which IPrime can provide a broad range of services in contentious matters, from counsel mandates in litigation and arbitration, over arbitrator appointments to acting as mediator or settlement facilitator in situations requiring not only legal knowledge but also a thorough understanding of the underlying technical and commercial issues.
IPrime’s IP department covers both patent prosecution and patent litigation cases at Swiss, European and international level, providing strategic and legal advice with respect to the protection of intellectual property, whether under patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, design or unfair competition laws. In particular, IPrime frequently advises IP departments of large leading global high-tech companies as well as SMEs, universities and start-ups in all areas of IP, including licensing and distribution agreements. IPrime also offers comprehensive services for the registration and administration of patent and trademark portfolios throughout Europe and overseas. In addition, IPrime’s patent attorneys and lawyers regularly intervene in complex IP disputes, particularly in the patent area, and have accompanied a number of companies in patent cases in the US, China, Japan as well as many countries within Europe, in particular Germany and England. IPrime also routinely advises on the commercialization of intellectual property and related financing and structuring considerations and has recently set up a partnership with a large Swiss tax and accountancy firm to assist companies in the tax-optimal structuring of patent portfolios, in accordance with the recent introduction of so-called patent boxes into Swiss law.
We are Keller Schneider, your experts on intellectual property.
Since our founding in 1957 we have had an internationalpresence and are highly demanded specialists in our field of law. We are in close proximity to our clients such that we may offer personal consultations at any time.
- With offices in Bern, Zurich and Winterthur as well as Munich and Memmingen we are both easily accessible and close to the patent offices of Switzerland and Germany. - Partnerships with law firms in over 80 countries allow us to provide comprehensive services of the highest standard. - Close cooperation with external attorneys gives us the freedom to choose the specialist best suited for the particular case. - We are active in national and international professional associations and working groups to have access to the latest information in our field.
E Blum is dedicated to providing services of outstanding quality and are committed to reaffirming on a daily basis the high standard set by our excellent reputation worldwide.
Our services cover all fields of intellectual property law and technology and we provide an integrated service, ranging from technical and legal investigations, the registration and prosecution of applications worldwide and drafting of licensing agreements to the litigation of intellectual property rights of clients in Switzerland and abroad.
Our intellectual property specialists offer competent counsel in all fields of IP. As one of the leading IP law firms in Switzerland, E. Blum & Co. AG, with a staff of over 50 employees, unites experienced patent and trademark attorneys and competent administrative staff in the service of our clients.