Attorney-at-Law

Corsin Blumenthal

Dr. iur.

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Attorney-at-Law

Corsin Blumenthal

Dr. iur.

Professional Training

  • Studied law in Zurich and Fribourg; law degree and doctorate from the University of Fribourg (1987 and 2002 respectively)
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1990
  • Languages: German and English

Experience

  • Traineeships with the Department of Justice, Police and Public Health of the Canton of Graubuenden (1987/1988) and in a law firm (1988/1989)
  • Investigating magistrate for the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Canton of Graubuenden (1990 to 1994)
  • Legal practitioner concentrating in Intellectual Property Law since the middle of 1994
  • Joined Isler & Pedrazzini AG in 1996. Partner of Isler & Pedrazzini AG since 2003
  • Member of the Board of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys Association (2008 to 2014)

Areas of Practice

  • Trademarks, trade names, domain names
  • Unfair competition
  • Copyright, designs
  • Contracts
  • Licensing

Special Field of Expertise

  • Anti-counterfeiting

Publications

  • Art. 64 MSchG - Wolf im Schafspelz oder zahnloser Tiger, Gedanken zum Schutz von geografischen Zeichen, Festschrift für J. David Meisser, Hg. Marco Bundi und Benedikt Schmidt, Bern 2012, S. 21 ff.
  • Anti-counterfeiting in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, Anti-counterfeiting 2010 - A Global Guide, S. 215 ff. (mit Stefan Day)
  • Anti-counterfeiting in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, Anti-counterfeiting 2009 - A Global Guide, S. 183 ff. (mit Stefan Day)
  • Anti-counterfeiting in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, Anti-counterfeiting 2008 - A Global Guide, S. 163 ff. (mit Stefan Day)
  • Einfuhr von Markenpiraterieware - schmaler Grat zwischen erlaubtem Privatgebrauch und verletzendem Gebrauch, sic! 2004, S. 800 ff.
  • Mit Tripp Trapp in die Falle gelaufen? sic! 2004, S. 629 ff. (mit Michael Degkwitz)
  • Madrid Protocol Implementation in the United States: Consequences for European Trademark Owners and Practitioners, Worldwide Forum on Trademark Protection 2003, organized by INTA and WIPO, Course Materials
  • Zeichenähnlichkeit bei kombinierten Marken - neue Ansätze für die Beurteilung eines komplexen Problems? sic! 6/2002, 407 ff. (mit Gabriela Taugwalder)
  • Der strafrechtliche Schutz der Marke unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Piraterie, Diss. Fribourg 2002, Schriften zum Medien- und Immaterialgüterrecht, Band 64, Bern 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Madrid Protocol Implementation in the United States: Consequences for European Trademark Owners and Practicioners, Worldwide Forum on Trademark Protection organised by INTA, Geneva, December 1, 2003
  • Praxis des Kennzeichenrechts, Ingres-Seminar from July 1, 2003, Zurich
  • Various lectures on the topic of product and brand piracy

Memberships

  • AIPPI
  • FICPI
  • INTA
  • MARQUES
  • Stop Piracy
  • VSP