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Dr Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, LL.M.


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Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser advises and represents clients in connection with contentious and non-contentious issues relating to trademarks, designs, copyrights, patents, data protection, unfair competition and advertisement.

She has substantial experience in the drafting and enforcement of contracts for the transfer of intellectual property rights, especially license agreements. She further regularly deals with all due diligence relevant IP aspects of corporate transactions. Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser also focuses on anti-counterfeiting, including customs procedure.

Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including listed as well as small and mid-cap companies and individuals. Her clients are among other information technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, mechanical engineering companies and banks as well as fashion and sport equipment producers and food and consumer goods producers.

Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser has been admitted to the bar in 1996 and has since been working for different patent attorney and law firms in Basel and Zurich. She publishes regularly in the field of intellectual property and unfair competition law and lectures since 2003 at the MAS Marketing and Management of the University of Basel.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising and representing a Swiss watch company in a contentious trademark license matter.
  • Advising a US fashion producer in connection with anti-counterfeiting.
  • Advising and representing a client in the field of mechanical engineering in contentious trade secrete matter.
  • Advising various international consumer product manufacturers in all aspects of Swiss IP and advertisement legislation, including unfair competition.
  • Advising a Swiss fine fragrance producer on the protection and enforcement of their trademarks, ongoing.
  • Advising a Swiss producer of e-trucks in various commercial and IP matters.
  • Advising a leading platform for sustainable cotton in various commercial and compliance matters.
  • Advising Bruker on IP issues of its acquisition of Prolab Instruments.
  • Advising Renaissance on IP issues in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in bb trading werbeartikel ag.
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Memberships & Roles

  • ZAV (Zürcher Anwaltsverband)
  • SAV (Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband)
  • INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz)
  • LES (Licensing Executive Society, Switzerland)
  • ASAS (Association Suisse de droit de la concurrence)
  • Women in IP
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Awards & Rankings

  • WTR 1000 | Enforcement and litigation, Switzerland, 2022 | Bronze
  • Who's Who Legal | IP - Trademarks, Switzerland, 2022 | Recommended
  • Best Lawyers | Intellectual Property Law, Switzerland, 2023
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  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone, Einheit der Rechtsordnung: Lauterkeitsrechtlicher Unterlassungsanspruch trotz  markenrechtlicher Koexistenz?, Comments on the decision 4A_152/2020 of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of 26 October 2020 (OTTO'S/OTTO), in sic! Stiftung, Bern / Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel, June 2021
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Christen Marquard, Switzerland opens consultation on prohibiting online booking platforms from including price parity clauses in contracts with hotels, in CMS Law-Now of 25 November 2020, Online-Publication
  • Brauchbar Birkkhäuser Simone, Swiss courts confirm high threshold to evidence notoriety of trademarks in recent decisions regarding culinary brands, in CMS Law-Now of 5 November 2020, Online-Publication
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Aline Steffen, Sustainability Claims: Rechtliche Leitlinien für die Werbung mit Nachhaltigkeit, in KMU Magazin, Nr. 9, September 2020, p. 68 ff.
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Aline Steffen, Use of product pictures in advertisement under revised Swiss copyright law, in CMS Law-Now of 20 May 2020, online Publication
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Dirk Spacek, The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide Switzerland: Intellectual Property (3rd edition), July 2019
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Christen Marquard, International distribution and license agreements affected by recent Swiss competition law decisions, in CMS Law-Now of 4 March 2019, online-Publication
  • Change in law: Sales promotion sweepstakes under the new Money Games Act, in CMS Law-Now of 14 February 2019, online-publication
  • Brauchbar Birkhäuser Simone/Kesselring Felix, More Cocoa Powder for the Swiss? The Swiss view on the "Nutella gap", in: CMS Law-Now, December 2017, online Publication
  • Design Law: When it comes to watches details matter (4A_565/2016), CMS Law-Now (2017), online Publication
  • Revision of Novel Foods Regime in Switzerland, CMS Law-Now (2017), online Publication
  • Kommentar zu Artikel 2 und Artikel 3 Markenschutzgesetz, in: Lucas David/Markus Frick (Hrsg.), Markenschutzgesetz Wappenschutzgesetz, Basler Kommentar, 3. Auflage, Basel 2016, Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser (Co-Autorschaft mit Matthias Städeli)
  • Einleitung/Verhältnis des Lauterkeitsrechts zum Immaterialgüterrecht; Kommentierung von Art. 3 lit. d UWG (Co-Autorschaft mit Philippe Spitz); Kommentierung von Artikel 5 UWG; in: Peter Jung/Philippe Spitz (Hrsg.), Bundesgesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG), 2. edition, Stämplis Handkommentar, Bern 2016, Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser
  • Geistiges Eigentum – Aschenputtel unter den Vermögenswerten, in: KMU-Magazin, Nr. 1/2, Januar/Februar 2016, p. 38 ff., Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser / Louis Lagler
  • Geistiges Eigentum – Die Rechtslage im Arbeitsverhältnis, in: KMU- Magazin, Nr. 10, Oktober 2016, p. 54 ff., Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser / Louis Lagler
  • Die Verwirkung im Kennzeichenrecht; unter Berücksichtigung der Regelung der Europäischen Union, Diss., Basel 2001, Basler Studien zur Rechtswissenschaft, Reihe A, Privatrecht, Bd. 57, Basel 2001, Simone Brauchbar
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Lectures list

  • Werbung auf Social Media, CMS Law On Air Podcast, Episode #1, 30 November 2021
  • "No Greenwashing" (together with Dr Heike Blank, CMS Cologne), CMS Consumer Products Conference 2019, Basel, 7 November, 2019
  • Bekämpfung der Produktepiraterie: Zollrechtliche Massnahmen sinnvoll eingesetzt - Schulthess Forum Intellectual Property 2019, Zurich, 12 June 2019
  • Datenschutzrecht und M&A (together with Dr Dirk Spacek and Dr Tobias Grau), CMS M&A Breakfast 2019, Zurich, 4 April 2019
  • Product Piracy – View from Switzerland, CMS Webinar, 6. Februar 2018
  • Blockchain – Token – Kryptowährungen, Lawyer's Lunch, 24 October 2017 more
  • Institute for industrial property rights (INGRES), Ittinger workshop on trademark rights – Strength and risks of trademarks (2017)
  • Since 2003 lecturer for Intellectual Property Law at the “Master of Advanced Studies in Marketing and Management” of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel
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  • 2002/2003: University of Cambridge (UK) – Master of Laws
  • 2000 – Doktorat, Dr. iur., summa cum laude, Universität Basel, Prof. Walther Hug Preis
  • 1988 – 1993: Universität Basel – Lizentiat, magna cum laude
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10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL in­tro­duce sev


CMS ad­vised FRVR on the ac­quis­i­tion of com­puter game Krunker.io
An in­ter­na­tion­al team led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) in co­oper­a­tion with CMS UK and Min­ter­El­lis­on in Aus­tralia has ad­vised FRVR on all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the ac­quis­i­tion by FRVR of the free-to-play first-per­son shoot­er Krunker.io. Star­ted by Swiss game de­veloper Sid­ney de Vries in 2018 and already played by over 200 mil­lion unique play­ers world­wide, Krunker is a massively pop­u­lar shoot­er that fea­tures full mod­ding sup­port that can be played any­where, without hav­ing to in­stall the com­puter game.FRVR is a games plat­form com­pany build­ing an eco­sys­tem to con­nect bil­lions of play­ers to cap­tiv­at­ing games. FRVR’s mis­sion is to demo­crat­ize com­puter game dis­tri­bu­tion by mak­ing sure to de­liv­er great games for every­one, every­where, work­ing along­side amaz­ing de­velopers and in­nov­at­ive part­ners. With FRVR, find­ing great com­puter games is nev­er more than three clicks away. FRVR was foun­ded by com­puter games in­dustry vet­er­ans Chris Ben­jamin­sen and Bri­an Meidell in 2017 and has grown from a small pas­sion pro­ject in­to over 100 em­ploy­ees across 6 of­fices world­wide.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IT and IPT­ina Balzli, Part­ner, Fintech & Block­chain­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AChristina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS United King­do­m­Anthony Wall­er, Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
CMS sup­por­ted on re­verse mer­ger and list­ing of Tal­ent­house AG on the SIX...
Tal­ent­house AG, a lead­ing tech­no­logy plat­form con­nect­ing brands and cre­at­ives glob­ally, has been lis­ted as an op­er­at­ing com­pany on the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­port­ing Stand­ard of the SIX Swiss Ex­change (SIX) since 29 March 2022. Over the past 15 months, Tal­ent­house AG has bundled four pre­vi­ously in­de­pend­ent com­pan­ies and brought them to the stock ex­change in Zurich through a re­verse mer­ger. This is the second list­ing on the SIX this year (after the first list­ing on the new SPARKS seg­ment of the SIX). Tal­ent­house AG is a tech­no­logy plat­form com­pany that works with the world's largest cre­at­ive com­munity with over 14 mil­lion mem­bers to pro­duce high-qual­ity di­git­al con­tent for nu­mer­ous ma­jor glob­al com­pan­ies such as Net­flix and Nike. Tal­ent­house AG, which op­er­ates the cre­at­ive plat­forms Tal­ent­house, Ey­e­Em, Ello, Zo­oppa and Jovoto, is pi­on­eer­ing the struc­tur­al re­align­ment of con­tent pro­duc­tion us­ing a plat­form-based busi­ness mod­el to de­liv­er con­tent that can keep pace with con­sumer de­mand in the di­git­al age in terms of scale and qual­ity. At the same time, the com­pany of­fers de­vel­op­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to cre­at­ive minds. The com­pany is dom­i­ciled in Switzer­land and, in ad­di­tion to its op­er­a­tion­al headquar­ters in Lon­don, has of­fices in Los Angeles, New York City, Ber­lin, Mil­an and Phil­adelphia.The trans­ac­tion was sup­por­ted by an in­ter­na­tion­al leg­al team un­der Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner Gregor Famira of CMS Vi­enna. The Swiss CMS team ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­er of Tal­ent­house AG (Tal­ent­house GmbH) as well as the chair­man of the board of Tal­ent­house AG.The Swiss team was led by Mat­thi­as Kuert (Cap­it­al Mar­kets) and fur­ther in­cluded Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Fran­ziska Ham­mer, Flori­an Jung and Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er (all Cor­por­ate/M&A) as well as Si­mone Brauch­bar (IP/IT), Mark Ca­gi­enard (Part­ner; Tax) and Jodok Wicki (Part­ner; Com­mer­cial/Lit­ig­a­tion).
CMS ad­vised Trilux on the ac­quis­i­tion of Mono-Licht GmbH
Trilux AG ac­quires Mono-Licht GmbH and thus fur­ther ex­pands its ca­pa­cit­ies in the field of ar­chi­tec­tur­al light­ing and spe­cial lu­min­aire pro­duc­tion. Foun­ded in 1997, Mono-Licht GmbH is a Swiss lu­min­aire man­u­fac­turer based in Win­ter­thur. The fam­ily-owned com­pany has more than 20 years of ex­per­i­ence in lu­min­aire man­u­fac­tur­ing and em­ploys around 25 people. Mono-Licht GmbH spe­cial­izes in high-qual­ity spe­cial lu­min­aires and pro­ject solu­tions, which are de­veloped at the Win­ter­thur site and pro­duced in the com­pany's own man­u­fact­ory.Trilux and Mono-Licht have already been work­ing to­geth­er suc­cess­fully for many years on vari­ous light­ing pro­jects. With the pur­chase of Mono-Licht GmbH, Trilux AG is fur­ther ex­pand­ing its ca­pa­cit­ies and com­pet­ences in the field of ar­chi­tec­tur­al light­ing and high-qual­ity spe­cial lu­min­aire pro­duc­tion in a tar­geted man­ner and is also con­sist­ently ex­ploit­ing the valu­able syn­er­gies in all areas, from product de­vel­op­ment to joint sales and mar­ket­ing. Mono-Licht GmbH will con­tin­ue to op­er­ate as an in­de­pend­ent en­ter­prise in the Swiss mar­ket.A team of CMS Switzer­land led by part­ner Stephan Wer­len provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to Trilux AG on the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Stephan Wer­len, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tat­e­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Christina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Patrick Ne­her, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Com­mer­cial­Lu­cas Poschung, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Com­mer­cial
CMS ad­vised Halder on the ac­quis­i­tion of Newemag AG
The Frank­furt-based fin­an­cial in­vestor Halder has ac­quired Newemag AG. All parties in­volved have agreed not to dis­close the de­tails of the trans­ac­tion.Foun­ded in 1975, Newemag AG ranks among the lead­ing sup­pli­ers of ma­chine tools in Switzer­land with more than 400 cus­tom­ers in di­verse mar­kets. In ad­di­tion to turn­ing and milling ma­chines, the product port­fo­lio of Newemag AG also in­cludes ma­chin­ing centres with the cap­ab­il­ity of 5-ax­is and sim­ul­tan­eous ma­chin­ing. The com­pany has ex­tens­ive tech­nic­al and im­ple­ment­a­tion knowhow and is well con­nec­ted in the Swiss man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dustry.By way of ac­quir­ing Newemag AG and to­geth­er with Suvema AG, ac­quired in Oc­to­ber 2019, Halder es­tab­lishes the lead­ing tech­no­logy pro­vider for tailored CNC ma­chine tools in Switzer­land. Com­bin­ing the com­pet­en­cies of Suvema AG and Newemag AG with­in one group en­ables the joint ex­ploit­a­tion of ad­di­tion­al growth po­ten­tial.Halder is an ex­per­i­enced private equity in­vestor act­ive in the Ger­man-speak­ing re­gion since 1991 sup­port­ing es­tab­lished busi­nesses mainly in the sec­tors In­dus­tri­al, Health­care and Food & Bever­age. Halder sup­ports its port­fo­lio com­pan­ies on their jour­ney to be­come mar­ket lead­er. Over the past 30 years, Halder has in­ves­ted in­to 44 com­pan­ies and solved 23 suc­ces­sions. Cur­rently the Halder team man­ages 7 port­fo­lio com­pan­ies.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by Stephan Wer­len, ad­vised Halder on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion. The Zurich and Frank­furt private equity and M&A teams with the part­ners Stephan Wer­len and Oliv­er Wolf­gramm ad­vise Halder on a reg­u­lar basis.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Stephan Wer­len, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tate­Patrick Ne­her, Train­ee, Com­mer­cial­CMS Ger­manyDr Oliv­er C. Wolf­gramm, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Dirk Bauk­holt, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Navid An­der­son, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate/ M&A
CMS ad­vised Bruker on the ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab In­stru­ments
Bruker, a NAS­DAQ-lis­ted tech­no­logy com­pany in the ana­lyt­ic­al in­stru­ment­a­tion sec­tor, ac­quires Pro­lab.Pro­lab, foun­ded in 1988 and headquartered in Re­in­ach, spe­cial­ises in high-pre­ci­sion low-flow li­quid chro­ma­to­graphy tech­no­logy. In this con­text, the com­pany fo­cuses primar­ily on mi­cro- and nano-UH­PLC pump tech­no­logy. The zir­coni­um pump de­veloped by Pro­lab is already a com­pon­ent of Bruker­'s high-per­form­ance mass spec­tro­metry sys­tems.The ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab provides Bruker with the op­por­tun­ity to ac­cel­er­ate product in­nov­a­tion. In ad­di­tion, Pro­lab's in­jec­tion tech­no­logy on the Zir­coni­um Qube Auto­sampler en­ables high-pre­ci­sion in­jec­tions with the smal­lest sample volumes and min­im­al sample losses, as well as faster cycle times. There­fore, the ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab ideally com­ple­ments Bruker­'s high-per­form­ance mass spec­tro­metry sys­tems.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, ad­vised Bruker on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ateDr Mar­jolaine Jakob, Part­ner, Com­mer­cial­CMS Ger­manyDr Hendrik Hirsch, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Ber­rit Roth-Min­gram, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Thomas Hirse, Part­ner, IP­Kai Neuhaus, Part­ner, Com­pet­i­tion
CMS ad­vised Playtom­ic on the ac­quis­i­tion of Got­Courts
Zurich, Feb­ru­ary 2022 – A team of CMS Switzer­land led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ac­ted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel for the Span­ish start-up Playtom­ic on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in Got­Courts AG, a swiss stock cor­por­a­tion based in Zurich, Switzer­land. CMS Switzer­land worked in col­lab­or­a­tion with team mem­bers from CMS Al­biñana & Suárez de Lezo (CMS Spain).Playtom­ic is Europe's largest sports book­ing app and SaaS for sport ven­ues. The com­pany op­er­ates in 25 coun­tries, with over 2500 part­ner clubs and over 1 mil­lion act­ive play­ers.Got­Courts is a so­cial net­work for rack­et sports play­ers and an on­line ser­vice for book­ing courts and coaches. It's the first plat­form to provide everything a play­er needs in a single net­work. Since the busi­ness was foun­ded in 2014, it has grown rap­idly in Switzer­land and are now scal­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally. Got­Courts already con­nects 250,000 rack­et sports en­thu­si­asts and sup­ports their pas­sion for the sport.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ASamuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP/IT­Dr Si­mone Brauch­bar-Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP/IT­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxJens Lehmann, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Domin­ik Pen­kov, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­CMS SpainCar­los Peña, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AAlf­onso Codes, Part­ner, Pub­lic Law & Reg­u­lated Sec­tor­s­Jose Lu­is Rodríguez Ont­iver­os, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS ad­vised Thomas Re­ister on the sale of his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom...
Thomas Re­ister has sold his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom Group to his co-share­hold­ers.The emo­drom Group is in­volved in the mar­ket­ing and stra­tegic de­vel­op­ment of the Hock­en­heim­ring ra­cing cir­cuit in Hock­en­heim, Baden-Württem­berg (Ger­many). The emo­drom Group sup­ports the loc­a­tion of com­pan­ies (in­clud­ing Porsche) on the ra­cing cir­cuit, es­tab­lishes its own mo­bil­ity-re­lated busi­nesses there and oth­er­wise mar­kets the ra­cing cir­cuit for events.Un­der the lead­er­ship of Thomas Re­ister, the emo­drom Group has suc­cess­fully eman­cip­ated the Hock­en­heim­ring from pure ra­cing (formerly For­mula 1) in the last 10 years, des­pite dif­fi­cult start­ing con­di­tions. In­stead of ex­clus­ively ra­cing, the Hock­en­heim­ring now of­fers a wide range of ser­vices and ex­per­i­ences re­lated to mo­bil­ity. A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to Thomas Re­ister in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion. Team­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AT­arik Salkim, Train­ee
On­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Switzer­land
Foot­notes With ef­fect from 1 Janu­ary 2019, Switzer­land’s new Fed­er­al Act on Money Games (“AMG”) entered in­to force. The AMG ap­plies to all kinds of on­line real money games, in­clud­ing vari­ations...
Trans­fer of IP rights in Switzer­land
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a pat­ent be as­signed (by law and/or trans­ac­tion) and is it re­quired to re­cord the as­sign­ment in the na­tion­al pat­ent re­gister to be­come ef­fect­ive?  The pat­ent, the pat­ent...
CMS ad­vised NORRES, a port­fo­lio com­pany of Tri­ton, on its ac­quis­i­tion of...
NORRES, a port­fo­lio com­pany of Tri­ton Smal­ler Mid-Cap Fund I, ac­quired the Bag­ger­man Group. The parties have agreed not to dis­close the pur­chase price.The Bag­ger­man Group, headquartered in Ro­er­mond, Neth­er­lands, is a spe­cial­ist man­u­fac­turer of in­dus­tri­al hoses, coup­lings and re­lated parts. The com­pany has sub­si­di­ar­ies in Italy, Switzer­land, Hun­gary and Ro­mania.NORRES is one of the mar­ket-lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of in­dus­tri­al plastic hoses in Europe. It has pro­duc­tion fa­cil­it­ies in Ger­many, China, the US and Italy and dis­tri­bu­tion and ware­house loc­a­tions in the Czech Re­pub­lic, France, Po­land, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK. The com­pany, foun­ded in 1889, em­ploys ap­prox­im­ately 300 people world­wide.Since Novem­ber 2018, NORRES Sch­lauch­tech­nik has been part of the port­fo­lio of the Tri­ton Smal­ler Mid-Cap Fund I ad­vised by Tri­ton, an in­vest­ment firm that in­vests primar­ily in Ger­man-speak­ing coun­tries, the Nor­d­ic coun­tries, the Be­ne­lux re­gion, France, Italy, Spain and the United King­dom in the in­dustry & tech­no­logy, ser­vices, health­care and con­sumer goods sec­tors.A team of CMS Switzer­land and CMS Italy, led by Dr Daniel Jenny, ad­vised NORRES on all Swiss and Itali­an law as­pects of the trans­ac­tion. May­er Brown, Frank­furt, ac­ted as lead coun­sel to NORRES.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tate­M­ar­zia Schil­leci, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS Ita­lyDaniela Murer, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AElsa Mora, Coun­sel, Em­ploy­mentA­less­andra Cuni, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AN­icoletta Catan­zaro, Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&A
CMS ad­vises Renais­sance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in bb trad­ing...
Zurich - The Renais­sance In­vest­ment Found­a­tion has be­come a long-term ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in the cap­it­al of bb trad­ing wer­beartikel ag, the lead­ing dis­trib­ut­or of pro­mo­tion­al items and cus­tom­er gifts in Switzer­land. To­geth­er with the ex­per­i­enced team and man­age­ment, Renais­sance will con­tin­ue the suc­cess story of the ser­vice and trad­ing com­pany and de­vel­op it fur­ther.A CMS team led by Alain Raemy provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al and tax ad­vice to Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung on this trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­lan­dAlain Raemy, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­An­drea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / IT­Dr Miryam Meile, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Dav­id Schuler, As­so­ci­ate, Tax