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By Markus Frick, Manuel Bigler easyJet vs. easyBet – Hosting provider ordered to take down trademark infringing website In a decision of 2 December 2019, the Commercial Court of Argovia, Switzerland, held that the website at easybet.com infringed easyJet’s famous trademark and ordered the Swiss hosting provider to take down the website. This is the […]

Swissmedic issues guidelines on product names for medicinal products

By Roger Staub, Annemarie Lagger The legality of the medicinal product name is one of the requirements examined by the Swiss health authority Swissmedic when granting marketing authorisations for medicinal products. The authority’s practice on this regulatory requirement has not been transparent so far, which made it difficult for pharmaceutical companies to anticipate the outcome […]

Strengthened position of trademark owners in the fight against counterfeiting – and more to come

By Roger Staub, Sylvia Anthamatten A recent decision of the Federal Supreme Court on private imports of counterfeited watches significantly strengthens the position of trademark owners in combating counterfeits. The same may be the case for the outcome of a consultation opened by the Federal Council regarding customs procedure: Private importers of trademark infringing products […]

New rules on offering and listing prospectuses in Switzerland

By Theodor Härtsch, Daniel Dedeyan With the entering into force of the Swiss Financial Services Act on 1 January 2020, new rules regarding offering and listing prospectuses were introduced. They are expected to become effective as from 1 October 2020. As a result, Switzerland will have a modern and comprehensive prospectus regime for all types […]

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