• "He gave a lot of guidance on what we could or couldn't do and what the likely outcomes would be."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "He tries to find a clear solution that doesn't compromise either quality or speed."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2014

  • "A tremendous lawyer with a broad practice."


    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "Provides lean, pragmatic, thought-through solutions."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "A well-known patent litigator with a strong reputation in the life sciences sector."


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "Our respondents praise his strong transactional and advisory work."


    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "He is a strong player in the life sciences field."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Navigating complex life sciences regulations is a walk in the park for him."


    IAM Patent 1000 2017

  • "Highly accomplished practitioner."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Has a deep knowledge of transactions."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "A hands-on and down-to-earth advocate."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "He was very good, very analytical, also strategically oriented."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Provides good business-enabling IP support."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "Renowned for his product liability defence work within the fields of life sciences and health care."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Among the top players in the market."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Has an unrivalled reputation in the areas of life sciences and trademarks."


    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Clients praise the speed and reliability that are cornerstones of his service."


    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "His global practice gives him an unparalleled reputation in the pharmaceutical, biotech and IT sectors."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Very experienced lawyer with great expertise."


    Legal 500 2018

  • "Excellent support and flexible solutions."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2012




Dr. Markus Wang


Markus Wang heads the intellectual property team and co-heads the life sciences group of the firm. His practice covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious patent, trademark, copyright and other IP-related issues, in particular in the pharmaceutical, biotech and IT sector. He frequently drafts and negotiates license, outsourcing and R&D agreements. Furthermore, he specializes in regulatory matters in the fields of life sciences and health care.

Markus Wang lectures on intellectual property law at the University of Fribourg. He has written two books on design protection and contributed chapters to the latest commentary on Swiss trademark law and to several books on other IP, IT and life sciences topics. Further, he has published several articles for periodicals in these fields.

Markus Wang is recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property in professional and life sciences publications and listings such as Chambers Europe, European Legal Experts, Who's Who Legal, WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals and IAM Patent 1000.


English, German


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Bär & Karrer AG (2009-2017)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2002)
  • London School of Economics and Political Sciences: LL.M. (1998)
  • University of St. Gallen: Dr. iur. (1998)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1996-2001)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (1994)
  • Research Fellow Sponsored by a Scholarship of the Swiss National Fund at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich (1993/1994)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. iur. (1992)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher (1991-1993)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Lecturer for Intellectual Property Law at the University of Fribourg (since 2007)
  • Lecturer for Intellectual Property Law at the University of St. Gallen (1998-2003)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Institute of Intellectual Property (INGRES)

Contact Details

Dr. Markus Wang
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 55 10
F: +41 58 263 55 10
M: +41 58 262 55 10


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