• "Highly valuable and straight to the point legal advice."


    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "The team was instrumental in resolving a very long dispute - the lawyers made a huge difference."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Regularly handles large licensing arbitrations."


    The Legal 500 2015

  • "The team has excellent mandates and the lawyers are very good."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Solid reputation for high-profile IP transactions at both a domestic and international level."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The lawyers are unpretentious and efficient – we've had a very positive experience."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Everybody was excellent, and even the younger lawyers participated and were extremely well prepared."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Outstanding expertise in IP rights and licensing matters."


    Legal 500 2014

  • "Highly valuable and straight to the point advice."


    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "Corporate powerhouse noted for its strength in transactional IP mandates and in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and technology industries."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The firm has a strong reputation for work in the pharmaceuticals sector."


    Legal 500 2013

  • "The lawyers work very well as a team, but also individually."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "I would highly recommend them to any other internationally oriented company."


    Client in Chamber Europe 2013

  • "Bär & Karrer's outstanding lawyers are recommended for their hands-on approach and fast response times."


    Legal 500 2013




Intellectual Property & Technology


Our intellectual property team advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues related to patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property.


Our clients include domestic and foreign companies in the sports, luxury goods, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and information technology sectors.


We assist our clients with the full range of software contracts and regularly advise on outsourcing projects, as well as M&A transactions and joint ventures in the IT industry. Furthermore, we advise and represent telecommunication companies, cable network providers as well as internet providers.


  • IP- and IT-related litigation and arbitrations
  • Filings of trademarks and designs
  • Licensing and other IP transactions
  • Software contracts
  • IT contracts
  • Outsourcing
  • M&A transactions and joint ventures
  • Telecommunications law






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Dr. Markus Wang



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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Acrotec on the Acquisition of Mimotec more »
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Founders on the Sale of Open Systems more »
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Swiss Competition Commission Updates Notice on Vertical Restraints and Releases Explanatory Guidelines
Reinert Mani,

Bär & Karrer Briefing July 2017

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FinTech – Federal Council Opens Consultation
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid / Flühmann Daniel / Stupp Eric / Peyer Martin / Bottini Paolo / Sauerwein Nina,

Bär & Karrer Briefing February 2017

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Elektronische Board Portale: Hosted in Switzerland als neuer rechtlicher Qualitätsstandard
Fischer Joel / Bornhauser Jonas, GesKR 4/2016, p. 425-448 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

FinTech: Fallstudien und Schlaglichter
Fischer Joel,

Referat an der Tagung «Vermögensverwaltung und Anlageberatung», SIX ConventionPoint, 23. Juni 2017, Zürich

Entwicklungen im Urheberrecht

Praxis des Immaterialgüterrechts in der Schweiz 2014, (Veranstalter: Ingres - Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz), 25. Juni 2014, Zürich

Aspects de la Propriété Intellectuelle relatifs à l'arbitrage
Bernasconi Michele,

Aspects de la Propriété Intellectuelle relatifs à l'arbitrage et la médiation dans le sport, 2ème Congrès de l'AROPI (Organizer: AROPI, Association Romande de Propriété Intellectuelle), 28 February 2013, Nyon

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