Christoph Gasser

Attorney-at Law, Dr. iur., LL.M. University of Michigan Law School

Christoph Gasser (Dr. iur. summa cum laude (Bern); LLM (Michigan)) is a partner and the head of the firms IP/TMT department. His long-standing practice includes advice and litigation in all areas of intellectual property and information technology law as well as trademark and design prosecution. Christoph Gasser is the executive secretary of the Swiss IP association INGRES (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz). He also serves as an adjunct judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court, a court expert, and an expert examiner for the Swiss Patent Bar examination. Moreover, he is a frequent conference speaker and has written substantial publications on intellectual property law.
Zurich St. Annagasse 9 CH-8021 Zurich T: +41 58 220 37 00
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Christoph Gasser is an outstanding IP attorney, one of the best in Switzerland. He is able to spot all legal issues with the ease of a highly talented legal mind. Proactive, extremely competent and reliable, he is our choice for IP matters in Switzerland.
Legal500 EMEA, 2022
At the forefront of the much-lauded IP practice is Christoph Gasser, one of Switzerlands leading lawyers: He is extremely committed to each brief he takes on and will not leave the room until the project is perfectly done and dusted. Christoph is immensel
World Trademark Review, 2022
Clearly Christopher Gasser is the firms best asset. His combination of lawyer and partner of the firm together with having been a patent judge is a perfect match, as his knowledge and legal approach are always an advantage when litigating and approaching
Legal500 EMEA, 2021
An experienced lawyer and a phenomenal litigator with great work ethic. He has a phenomenal eye for detail and constructs meticulous arguments just some of the reasons why he has been choosen to sit as an adjunct judge at the Federal Patent Court.
IAM, 2021
One of Switzerlands most prominent, talented and exceptional trademark lawyers, Christoph Gasser is the man to call in any branding scenario. He knows everything there is to know about trademarks, acts quickly and clients are guaranteed an impeccable serv
World Trademark Review, 2021
Dr Christoph Gasser, LL.M. of BianchiSchwald, the head of the firms excellent IP team, features an impressively broad legal knowledge which testifies for his vast legal experience. He excels by his outstandingly fast pace in terms of responsiveness and in
Legal500 WMW - designated as "Leading Individual", 2020
Christoph Gasser receives effusive praise from all corners of the world. He is one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with, enthuses one patron. He knows our concerns inside out and is incredibly responsive at virtually every time of the day.
World Trademark Review, 2020
Litigator Christoph Gasser is willing to go the distance and is available for his clients 24/7. The practice spearhead is an entrepreneurial thinker who understands business structures and takes company policies into account when giving advice.
World Trademark Review, 2019
The incredibly knowledgeable Christoph Gasser has a fantastic understanding of the business requirements. Another client adds: We know that we will receive thoughtful advice whenever we reach out to him.
Chambers Europe, 2018
The brilliant Christoph Gasser comes highly recommended as one of the best lawyers in Switzerland for trademarks work. WWL also says that he is a top practitioner with a superb reputation as a trademark litigator and prosecutor.
Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, 2018
His work is extraordinary: he is one of the most intelligent, meticulous and precise lawyers anywhere nothing goes unnoticed; he is also the fastest practitioner you will ever meet Christoph is available at almost any time.
World Trademark Review, 2018
Incredible intelligence, sound judgement, immense know-ledge and sublime theoretical understanding elevate him to the professions top table. He always goes the extra mile; clients are reassured by his responsive approach.
World Trademark Review, 2018
Christoph is extremely competent; he responds quickly and has good connections with lawyers all over the world.
Client Choice, 2017


Publications and Speeches

We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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