Patrick Degen

lic. iur., Attorney-at-law

Year of birth: 1974
Bar exam: 2002 degen@schluepdegen.ch

   
Languages:

German | English | French
 

Preferred Areas of Practice: 

  • Litigation, including cross border litigation
  • IP Law: Trademarks, copyrights, patents, name- and designlaw, protection of domain names
  • Competition law (unfair competition and anti-trust law)
  • Personal rights, data protection
  • Commercial law: Contracts and corporate law; IT-contracts; publishing law                      

Background: 

1985-1990 stay abroad (USA) | 1999 licence of law, University of Bern | 2002 bar exam Bern | 2002-2005 associate in an IP law office, active in legal consultancy and litigation | 2006 - independent lawyer and co-founder of Schluep | Degen Attorneys-at-law, active in legal consultancy and litigation.

Publications:

  • "Data Protection and Banking: The Conflict between Banking Business and Protection of the Personality in Selected Areas", research study, University of Bern, 1998
  • „The Valuation of Trademarks from a Legal Point of View“ contribution to the research project „Corporate Brand Management“ of the Bernese Technical College for Economics and Adminstration HSW
  • Widmer / Degen, remarks to „Sammelhefter V“, in: sic! 2005, 211 ff.


Further Profession-Related Activites:

  • Lecturer for law at the Bernese College for Technology and Information Technology
  • Lecturer for law at the Bernese Technical College for Economics and Adminstration HSW
  • Co-editor of the professional journal for IP-law „sic!“
     

Memberships: 

AIPPI Switzerland | INTA | INGRES | ECTA | MARQUES | BAV | SAV 


Military:

Major; staff officer (S3), armored troops


Hobbies:

Soaring | Cello