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Registration of generic Top Level Domains (gTLD)

Global - June 30 2020 When ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) opened the first application window for registration of new so-called generic Top…

Nadira Ferhat, Dr. Andreas Glarner, Luca Hitz, Michael Kunz, Dr. Bernhard Meyer, Tanja Müller, Philipp Stadler, Dr. Tamara Teves, Gabriela Thut-Wermelinger

Restricting online sales in distribution agreements

Switzerland - August 22 2017 The competition rules applying on traditional "terrestrial" distribution models have been discussed over time in length. With ecommerce on its march…

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer, Andreas Glarner

Procedure for cancelling a trademark due to non-use

Switzerland - December 23 2016 From 1 January 2017, it will be possible to apply to the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property ("FIIP"), through a simplified procedure, for…

Peter Ackermann, Martina Aepli, Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer, Andreas Glarner, Gabriela Hauser-Spühler, Urs Isenegger, Peter Kuhn

EU General Data Protection Regulation - serious impact on Swiss companies

European Union, Switzerland - May 24 2016 On April 14, 2016 the EU Parliament adopted the new EU Data Protection Regulation (PDF, 0.9 Mb) ("GDPR") which will become binding in all member…

Peter Henschel

Blockchain and Data Protection - the Investor's View

Switzerland - June 15 2018 Blockchain projects are booming. Besides Bitcoin, ETH, Ripple and Dash there is a long list of other Token which can be acquired by investors and…

Admira Besic, Nadira Ferhat, Michael Kunz, Eric Neuenschwander, Philipp Stadler