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Dr. iur.
Detailed professional record
Spoken languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Bar admission
  • Bern Bar and admitted to practice throughout Switzerland (1989)
  • University of Bern, Dr. iur., 1992
  • University of Bern, Bar Exam (Fürsprecher), 1989
Positions held
  • Attorney/Counsel, Python (December 2013 to date)
  • Attorney/Partner, E. Blum & Co. AG, Zurich (2001 – 2013) 
  • Lawyer, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern (1994 - 2000)
  • Legal counsel, SRG SSR Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Zurich (1993 - 1994)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss and Bern Bar Associations
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES)
Recent Publications
  • Registered designs under Swiss Law: not only in smartphone patent wars, in: Lexology - practical know-how and market intelligence for business lawyers, http://www.lexology.com, May 8, 2014
  • Unausgereifte Swissness-Vorlage, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 3, 2012
  • Neuerungen im Immaterialgüter-Strafrecht, sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, vol. 9/2008, pp. 601-616
  • Zu den vermögensrechtlichen Folgen von Immaterialgüterrechtsverletzungen nach schweizerischem Recht vor dem Hintergrund neuerer Gerichtsentscheide, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht. Internationaler Teil (GRUR Int.), vol. 4/2007, pp. 275-284
  • Zum Zivilprozessrecht im Immaterialgüterrecht in der Schweiz: Zuständigkeit, Forum Running, Schiedsfähigkeit – zugleich zur geplanten Revision von Art. 109 IPRG, sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, vol. 4/2006, pp. 242-259
  • Co-author: Getting the Deal Through, Copyright 2006-2013 (Swiss Chapter), London 2006-2013, http://www.gettingthedealthrough.com
  • Co-author: Getting the Deal Through, Trademarks 2005-2014 (Swiss Chapter), London 2005-2014, http://www.gettingthedealthrough.com
  • Copyright and Related Rights, in: 125 Years E. Blum & Co., A Short Manual on Intellectual Property, Zurich 2003
  • WIPO/PVÜ: Gemeinsame Empfehlung zum Schutz notorischer und berühmter Marken (Joint Recommendation concerning the Protection of Well-Known Marks), sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, vol. 1/2000, pp. 41-45
  • Das Internationale Privat- und Zivilprozessrecht der Immaterialgüterrechte aus urheberrechtlicher Sicht (nach schweizerischem IPRG, unter Berücksichtigung der Berner Übereinkunft), doctoral thesis, Berne, in: Schweizer Studien zum internationalen Recht, vol. 80, Zürich 1993
  • Vervielfältigungen für den Privatgebrauch: vergütungsfrei oder vergütungspflichtig im neuen schweizerischen Urheberrecht?, Archiv für Urheber-, Film-, Funk- und Theaterrecht (UFITA), vol. 116/1991, pp. 73.
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