Attorney-at-Law (Germany)

Michael Degkwitz

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Attorney-at-Law (Germany)

Michael Degkwitz

Professional Training

  • Studied Law in Freiburg and Heidelberg, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland; first and second law degree (German Attorney-at-law) in Freiburg, Germany (1984 and 1987 respectively)
  • Admitted to the Bar (Germany) since 2001
  • Languages: German, English and French

Experience

  • Trademark Attorney in a Zurich based Trademark Law Firm (1987 to 1992)
  • Joined Isler & Pedrazzini AG in 1992 as Head of the Trademark Department
  • Partner of Isler & Pedrazzini AG since 2002

Areas of Practice

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

Special Field of Expertise

  • Trademark Strategy

Publications

  • Book Review «Internationales Handbuch des Marken- und Kennzeichenrechts» (Paul Lange), sic! 4/2010, p. 325
  • Interview with World Trademark Review «Peak performance: the Swiss trademarks market», World Trademark Review November/December 2006
  • Markenrechte müssen gepflegt werden, Index 1/2006, p. 76 - 78
  • Anspruch auf Gleichbehandlung auch bezüglich eigener voreingetragener Marken, sic! 2005, p. 607 - 608
  • Measures against Product-Piracy in China, Swiss Export Journal 3/2005
  • Beitritt der Europäischen Union zum Madrider Markensystem, NZZ of September 11/12, 2004, p. 25
  • Mit Tripp Trapp in die Falle gelaufen? sic! 2004, p. 629 et seq. (with Corsin L. Blumenthal)
  • USA joins the Madrid System, NZZ of April 11, 2003, p. 27
  • Interim Rights, sic! 2002, p. 123 - 127
  • Reports concerning the International Registration of marks in «Vor den Herausforderungen des Madrider Protokolls» (challenges by the Madrid Protocol) by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, 1997)
  • Parallel imports from the Perspective of a Non-Member State of the European Economic Space, ECTA Newsletter no. 26, October 1994 (with Christian Hilti)
  • Parallel imports in Switzerland, ECTA Newletter no. 32, May 1997
  • Parallelimporte nach neuem Markenschutzgesetz, NZZ of March 11, 1994, p. 33 (with Christian Hilti)
  • The New Swiss Trademark Act, Treuhandpraxis 1/1993

Memberships

  • AIPPI
  • ECTA
  • FICPI
  • INTA
  • MARQUES
  • VSP