Gabriela Taugwalder
lic. iur., LL.M.; Attorney at Law
Partner

 

+41 (0)44 385 81 00

taugwalder@wildschnyder.ch

 

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  • Practices Areas


    • Intellectual Property Law (in particular Trademarks, Designs, Copyright)
    • Corporate Name Law (incl. Domain Names)
    • Advertising Law
    • Unfair Competition/Look Alikes
    • Contract Law
    • Internet/New Social Media
    • Pharmaceutical Law/Medical Products Law
    • Cosmetics Law/Food Law
    • Litigation
  • Portrait


    Gabriela Taugwalder has extensive experience in the establishment, analysis, exploitation and defence of national and international trademark and design portfolios as well as with drafting licensing and distribution agreements and dealing with conflicts between similar products, company names and domain names.  A further focus of her practice consists of advertising law, both from an industry and agency perspective. For many years she was responsible for the legal examination of the PR and advertising of multinational pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland. Garbriela Taugwalder also advises clients from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in contractual and regulatory matters. She acts both as advisor and litigator.

     

    Gabriela Taugwalder was nominated by WHO'SWHOLEGAL, World Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property (IP STARS HANDBOOK) as belonging to the Swiss leading trademark and life sciences lawyers. "She is extremely thoughtful and helpful - her wise counsel results in outstanding handling of matters" (WTR 2016). She is a member of the Programming Team of MARQUES.

     

    Professional Activities:

     

    • Partner with Wild Schnyder AG (2013)
    •  Partner with the Commercial Law Firm Wenger & Vieli AG
      (2010-2013) 
    • Associate with Wenger & Vieli AG (2006-2009)
    • Associate with the IP Law Firm Isler & Pedrazzini AG
      (2000-2006) 
    • Associate with the IP Law Firm A.W. Metz & Co. AG
      (1996-1999) 
    • Associate with the Business Advisory and Auditing Company STG-Coopers & Lybrand AG (1993-1996) 
    • Junior Lawyer with the District Court of Aarau (1991-1992) 
    • Junior Lawyer with the Juvenile Criminal Court of the Canton of Aargau (1990-1991)

     

    Education:

     

    • CAS Finance and Accounting for Lawyers, Hochschule Luzern/Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen Zug IFZ (2007) 
    • LL.M., King's College London (2000) 
    • Admitted to the Bar (1993) 
    • Université de Neuchâtel (licence en droit) (1990)

     

  • Publications


    • Country Q&A/Main IPRs Switzerland, Gabriela Taugwalder/Katrin Ehrensperger, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/2013 IP in Business Transactions 

     

    • Country Q&A Switzerland, Frank Scherrer/Gabriela Taugwalder, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012 Life Sciences

     

    • Country Q&A/Main IPRs Switzerland, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2011/2012 IP in Business Transactions

     

    • Country Q&A Switzerland, Frank Scherrer/Gabriela Taugwalder, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2011 Life Sciences

     

    • Soziale Medien, Fallstricke für Unternehmen, Oliver Staffelbach/Gabriela Taugwalder, CH-D Wirtschaft 12/2011

     

    • Patent- und Know-how-Kaufvertrag, Stefan Day/Gabriela Taugwalder, in P. Münch/P. Böhringer/S.Kasper Lehne/F.Probst, Schweizerisches Vertragshandbuch, Musterverträge für die Praxis, Basel 2010, S. 1287 ff.

     

    • Country Q&A Switzerland, Frank Scherrer/Gabriela Taugwalder, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2009/2010 Life Sciences

     

    • Country Q&A Switzerland, Josef Scherrer/Frank Scherrer/Gabriela Taugwalder, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2008/2009 Life Sciences

     

    • Country Q&A Switzerland, Josef Scherrer/Frank Scherrer/Gabriela Taugwalder, in Practical Law, Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2007/2008 Life Sciences

     

    • Medicinal Products in Switzerland: Where does information stop and advertising begin? The European Lawyer, Nr. 71, September 2007, S. 77

     

    • Patent- und Know-how-Kaufvertrag, Stefan Day/Gabriela Taugwalder, in P. Münch/P. Böhringer/S.Kasper/F.Probst, Schweizerisches Vertragshandbuch, Musterverträge für die Praxis, Basel 2007

     

    • Lila Pause für den Löwen, HandelsZeitung vom 8. Januar 2003, S. 16

     

    • Zeichenähnlichkeit bei kombinierten Marken - neue Ansätze für die Beurteilung eines komplexen Problems? Corsin Blumenthal/Gabriela Taugwalder, sic! 6/2002, 407 ff.
  • Languages


    • German
    • English
    • French
    • (Italian)
  • Memberships


    • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
    • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
    • Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)

    • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
    • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • MARQUES (Member of the Programming Team)
    • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • English / German
    Geistiges Eigentum - Intellectual Property
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