Switzerland

Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Data Protection 

Providing effective advice in the area of data protection, intellectual property rights and technology law requires a profound understanding of the organization of enterprises and administrative bodies as well as the particular use of technologies.

Thanks to our multidisciplinary experience, our legal advisers are well-placed to manage complex situations, recognize potential risks and propose pragmatic solutions. Cooperation with your specialists is a matter of course. The involvement of our telecommunications and IT Specialists provides an ideal working environment for your projects.

Data protection

 

Whoever processes personal data such as clients’ addresses or employees’ salaries must ensure protection of the data from the initiation of the processing activities up to its archiving or deletion. When handling personal data attention must be paid, amongst other matters, that only the required data is gathered and processed. Access to data must be restricted to persons who require it to perform the specific activity and this must ensured by technical and organizational means.

 

Our services in relation to data protection include:

 

  • Support in the design, creation and implementation of data protection and information security concepts
  • Tailored audits of your data protection compliance
  • Acting as external data protection officer
  • In cooperation with KPMG IT Advisory: data protection certifications according to Swiss legislation and EuroPriSe-Norms


In cooperation with cantonal data protection officers we audit public authorities, external offices and mandated enterprises with regard to their adherence to cantonal data protection laws.

 


 

Intellectual Property Law

 

In the area of intellectual property rights, we can advise you regarding

 

  • the creation of protective rights and their registration,
  • the design of appropriate protective measures,
  • the disposal or sale and transfer of IP portfolios. 

 

In addition, we provide professional support for the implementation of IP due diligence and internal audits.

 


Technology law

 

In the area of technology law, we assist in the legal structuring of your projects, beginning with the request for proposal or the submission proceedings, through the editing of contractual documents, to support in Contractual Negotiations:

 

 

Implementation of IP due diligence and internal audits, with preparation of reports

 

  • Processing, implementation and review of strategies for protecting intellectual property, know-how, and business and operating secrets
  • Advice on contracts, transactions and regulations in relation to In- and Outsourcing as well as M&A Transactions 
  • Drafting and support in the negotiation of IT and IP contracts (letters of intent, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), legal assignments, Employment Law Matters, licensing, distribution, software development, hardware processing including financing concepts, system integration, complex projects, maintenance, support, service level agreements (SLAs), advising and supply of temporary employees, provider contracts, ASP)
  • Advice in the area of telecommunications
  • Advice on all matters concerning data protection (group-wide data protection guidelines, binding corporate rules (BCRs), data protection aspects of company organization including domestic and international data transfer)
  • Explanations and advice in legal areas related to e-business

 

Jürg Birri

Jürg Birri

Partner, Head of Legal German Switzerland

+41 58 249 35 48

The Product Safety Act

Teaser Produktsicherheitsgesetz
The Federal Act on product safety including the Product Safety Regulation came into force on 1 July, 2010.

Telecommunications & Media

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Our services for the communications & media sector