Felix Locher

Switzerland

Python
Schweizerhof-Passage 7
Bern
Switzerland

Tel: +41 31 561 61 21

Email: flocher@pplex.ch
Web: www.pplex.ch

Dr. Felix Locher advises small, medium and large Swiss and multinational companies in various industry sectors. He has in-depth experience in all fields of intellectual property, in particular trademark and patent law, copyright and design law, IP related contracts (licenses, technology transfer etc.), litigation and arbitration.

Prior to joining Python as Counsel in 2013, Felix was a lawyer with SRG/SSR Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, and a partner with E. Blum & Co AG.

He has advised clients in numerous contentious and non-contentious contractual/transactional matters, including, inter alia:

  • Licensing Agreements
  • Development and Cooperation Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • IP Purchase Agreements
  • Technology Transfers
  • IP Due Diligence Investigation and Reports (M&A Transactions)
  • Prior Rights/Co-existence/Settlement Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Contracts for Work and Services

Memberships:

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss and Bern Bar Associations
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property (INGRES)

Felix attended the University of Bern (Dr. iur.) and joined the Bern Bar in 1989, he is admitted to practice throughout Switzerland. Felix speaks German, English and French.

The firm’s intellectual property team advises on all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright as well as know-how and trade secrets.

We are committed to our clients’ long-term success, assisting them proactively by identifying successful strategies to help to protect their intellectual property and counselling them on options that can strengthen their portfolio and support the company’s growth. We assist not only by advising on the management of IP portfolios, but also by protecting and defending intellectual property rights through litigation.

Our extensive international connections permit us to coordinate the global protection of our clients’ intellectual property rights. We are frequently involved in multi-jurisdictional matters.

We maintain excellent contacts with WIPO, the Swiss Institute for Intellectual Property and other institutions and associations and our lawyers are frequent speakers at international and national conferences as well as authors of books and articles in this area.

We provide a full range of domestic and international trademark services. We assist in the preparation and filing of domestic or international trademark registrations. We draft all relevant contracts in this respect, including license and franchise agreements. In addition, we handle opposition and appeal procedures regarding trademarks and take defensive or proactive action before the competent courts, including the Supreme Court.

We have extensive knowledge in copyright and entertainment law (contracts, licence agreements) and assist in litigation concerning patent matters.

Python is one of the major Swiss firms in terms of size and resources, having the know-how and facilities to enable it to play a significant role on the Swiss and international scene.

The firm offers services in all areas of the law, with particular emphasis on business law. The firm’s goal is to offer nationwide and global legal services of high quality to both private and institutional clients in Switzerland and abroad.

At the same time, the firm’s fields of expertise are (in alphabetical order):

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Intellectual Property, IT and Telecom
  • International Legal Assistance and Criminal Law
  • Litigation and Insolvency
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Tax

Our firm has over 80 multilingual Swiss and foreign qualified attorneys. All highly qualified, they routinely advise clients in 11 languages: English, Farsi (or Persian), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Many of them have gained experience in another professional environment and/or have worked abroad. Their theoretical backgrounds and practical approaches make them particularly suited for corporate and private clients seeking specific legal advice on matters where cross-border and interdisciplinary expertise are required.

“Python handles IP rights prosecution, IP-related transactional matters as well as contentious issues and is particularly experienced in the technology, e-commerce and entertainment sector. Felix Locher is assisted by counsels Dominique Graz and Inge Hochreutener.”
Legal 500, 2018