Michael Ritscher

Partner at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd

Michael Ritscher is recognised as one of the most experienced and esteemed patent litigators and arbitrators in Switzerland and beyond. He has an extensive practice which focuses on advising and representing clients from a broad variety of sectors, including life sciences, luxury goods, advertising and retail. Mr Ritscher is often at the forefront of precedent-setting cases.

Mr Ritscher heads the IP team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, an exceptional group of professionals involved in a full range of IP legal matters and known for their outstanding team spirit.

Over the course of several years, Mr Ritscher has advised and represented an industry-leading manufacturing company in all its worldwide IP matters. He is a reference for companies – especially in design and retail – which regularly seek his support to handle their contentious cross-border affairs involving Swiss, EU and international law.

In trademark law, Mr Ritscher is often at the forefront of precedent-setting cases. He has expertise in obtaining particular trademarks, is a key player in law-defining proceedings relating to the ‘Swiss made’ regulation and advises on numerous other pioneering issues.

He is regularly sought after by innovative Swiss-based companies to support them in all their worldwide IP matters, has several long-standing client relationships and appears as a leader in his field in client and peer feedback ratings.

Mr Ritscher is also president of Institute of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, the most active Swiss IP association, and a special judge at the Zurich Court of Commerce.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • GRUR
  • INGRES

Firm details

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd
Schiffbaustrasse 2
PO Box 1765
Zurich 8031
Switzerland

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