Christoph Willi

Dr. LL.M. Christoph Willi

«Stay Ahead»

You need to know the context if you are to react to developments with speed and flexibility.
Industry knowledge is therefore crucial, especially with companies in the highly regulated healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. I am committed to creating customised solutions for my clients to provide a decisive competitive advantage in a complex environment.

As a judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court, I have to be able to draw my own conclusions quickly. My industry knowledge helps me here. Working as a judge has taught me what makes a good attorney: focusing on the essentials, clear reasoning, and visual readability. I also use this insight in my work as an attorney-at-law.

I believe in encouraging younger attorneys. That’s why we’ve been working closely as a team for years. Clients also value this continuity of care and our high level of availability. And it makes me feel good to be able to pass on my experience.

Main Focus

  • Patents and trademarks
  • Healthcare and pharma law
  • Unfair competition and anti-trust law
  • Copyright law and arbitration

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Education

1998
Columbia Law School New York, LL.M.
1996
University of Zurich, Dr. iur.
1993
Admitted to the bar
1990
University of Zurich, lic.iur.

Experience

  • Associate with two international law firms in Zurich
  • Elected by the Swiss Parliament as a non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

Memberships – Publications – Specialties

  • Registered at the Zurich Bar Association

  • Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • Licensing Executive Society (LES)

  • Swiss Forum for Communication Law (SF)

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

  • Author: Commentary on the Swiss Trademark Act (2002) and further publications in the field of intellectual property and pharma law.