Member Details

Jurisdictions
  • Switzerland

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • IP - Patents
  • IP - Trademark & Copyright
Address
M√ľnstergasse 38, CH-3011 Bern
Bern Switzerland

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Biography

Ursula In-Albon attended the University of Berne and was admitted to the bar in 1998. She has been on the team of Troller Hitz Troller since 1999. Since September 2003 she is a partner in Troller Hitz Troller. She was a judge on the Federal Board of Appeals for Intellectual Property.

Her main professional field of activity practice areas is intellectual property law (trademark law, design law, copyright law) as well as unfair competition law, advertising law and domain-name law. One focus of her work is on advising brand owners on the development of trademark strategies and representing them in infringement cases before courts. Ursula In-Albon also represents trademark owners in application, opposition and cancellation proceedings. Furthermore, she deals routinely with licensing matters and contract law.

Ursula In-Albon deals with the worldwide filing of trademarks and designs.

She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), MARQUES, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES), the Swiss Association of Judges in Commercial Matters (SVHR), the German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR), the professional network IR Global, the Bernese and Swiss Bar Associations. Further, she belongs to IR Global, the largest international professional service network, where she represents Switzerland in the field of intellectual property as exclusive member.

Ursula In-Albon speaks German, French and English.

Publications:

Trademark Litigation Smart Charts for Switzerland, Kluwer Law International 2013 (co-authors Catherine Raymann, Raffaella Massara)

Copyright Law Smart Charts for Switzerland, Kluwer Law International 2013 (co-author Catherine Raymann)

Domainnamen-Strategie (Domain Name Strategy), in: Schweizer IP Handbuch, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2013

Annual report on developments in intellectual property law and unfair competition law, in: Schweizerischen Juristenzeitung SJZ (from 2001 to 2006 with co-author Jürg Müller)

Firm Description

The law office of Troller Hitz Troller was founded in 1941; we are active throughout Switzerland and, by tradition, internationally as well, having offices in Lucerne and Berne. We have a well co-ordinated worldwide network of foreign associates.

Our main practice areas are: intellectual property law, competition law, commercial and corporation law, banking law, notarial functions

We act as consultants and advisors for our clients and we also act on their behalf before the Courts of most Swiss cantons.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property law comprises in particular the areas of patent law, trademark law, design law, and copyright law. Other closely-connected areas are the laws relating to company names, information technology, and domain names.
In this field, we are among the leading law offices in Switzerland.
Included in our services in the field of intellectual property law are the worldwide filing and administration of trademarks and designs, the development of trademark strategies, carrying out searches of all kinds, trademark monitoring, and drafting license agreements.

Competition Law
The law on competition comprises unfair competition law and antitrust law. Both these areas deal with business law.
In respect of unfair competition law, too, we are among the leading law offices in Switzerland and deal with all problems arising in this field

Commercial Law, Banking Law, Contractual Law and Notarial Functions

We advise in all matters of civil law, contract law, and business law, especially in matters of commercial and corporation law, as well as banking law. Several of our partners act as notaries in connection with establishing companies, carrying out increases in share capital, real estate transactions, and winding up successions.

Public law and Administrative law

We advise in matters of constitutional and administrative law, law of organisation, personnel law, preparation of laws, projects and pension services law.

Criminal Law

We provide advice in all areas of criminal law (general and specialised, such as road traffic law and economic criminal law) and criminal procedure. We represent both criminal defendants and crime victims, whether they are individuals or legal entities.