IP / IT / Media Disputes

We specialize in vigorously enforcing the intellectual property rights of our clients and in defending our clients against alleged intellectual property infringements. Our expertise spans patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, business secrets and know-how protection. We actively represent your interests in all facets of intellectual property proceedings, including enforcement actions, infringement cases, opposition matters, and customs disputes across both civil and criminal jurisdictions. Our work comprises also contractual disputes regarding e.g. licenses. In the rapidly evolving fields of IT and communication technology, we provide robust legal support to both providers and customers. Our team handles a wide array of proceedings related to new media and technology, such as copyright disputes, software protection, data protection issues, and contractual disagreements. Additionally, we are adept at navigating the complexities of unfair competition law. We represent clients facing disputes over unfair business practices, misleading public representations, illicit use of work products, and enticement of workforce. Furthermore, we represent clients in disputes regarding the rights of privacy and publicity.

Our approach to IP / IT / Media disputes

Our foremost goal is to assist our clients in achieving their strategic goals efficiently, and with a commercial focus. We understand that preventing disputes from arising is often the most advantageous approach for our clients. Nevertheless, we do not shy away from pursuing a matter to the end – relentlessly.

Recognizing the uniqueness of each dispute, we craft a flexible strategy tailored to the specific case, drawing on our extensive knowledge and experience to devise innovative solutions.

Our teams are designed to be effective and lean, with our partners actively involved at every stage, ensuring our clients receive top-tier service. We are convinced that it is the quality of advice and advocacy, not the volume of lawyer hours, that makes the difference in complex disputes.

We are independent and conflict-free

As an independent law firm based in Switzerland, we have the liberty to collaborate with any advisor globally and serve as the central coordinator for all legal representatives involved in a strategy that spans multiple jurisdictions. Our lack of affiliation with any international networks or global offices allows us to partner with the most suitable lawyers for each specific dispute and work alongside our clients' existing advisors worldwide.

Our independence from stakeholders and in the market enables us focus without compromise on the interests of our clients and to vigorously defend their interest, regardless of whether they are rights holders or users of rights.

Our firm's independence and focus solely on dispute resolution enable us to take on cases that many other firms cannot, due to conflicts of interest. We are a preferred firm for conflict referral work, trusted by some of the world's largest law firms to protect their clients' interests. This trust cements our status as premier specialists in IP / IT / Media disputes.

Further, our independent status allows our lawyers to sit as arbitrators and, because of their academic merits, to act as expert witnesses.

Mathis Berger of Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG is known for his assistance with trade mark and design rights enforcement matters. He also advises on unfair competition and copyright arbitration.


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Nater Dallafior’s Intellectual Property Team has very profound knowledge on IP issues and an outstanding academic background which is combined by very practical solutions.


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