AIPPI General Assembly and Swiss Day

  • Date:

AIPPI General Assembly

Thursday, 30 March 2023

12.15    General Assembly

Hotel Schweizerhof, Berne


Swiss Day


Equivalence and Use:

two evolving challenges in the context of IP


Conference chair: Thomas Widmer, Attorney at Law, Lalive, Geneve


Part I                 Doctrine of equivalents

13.30 –14.00      The doctrine of equivalents in Switzerland

Mark Schweizer, President of the Federal Patent Court, St. Gallen


14.00 –14.45      The doctrine of equivalents from a global perspective

Peter Damerell, Attorney at Law, vice chair of AIPPI’s Enforcement Committee


14.45 –15.00      Q & R session

Moderation by Andri Hess, Attorney at Law, Homburger, Zurich


15.00 –15.30     Break


Part II                Proving trade mark use

15.30 –16.15      The practice of the IPI

Olivier Veluz, Head of Opposition & Cancellation Proceedings of IPI, Berne


16.15 –17.00      The experience of a global player – Best practice in the Industry

Myrtha Hurtado Rivas, General Counsel Brands and Marketing Properties, Nestlé


17.00 –17.15      Q & R session

Moderation by Louisa Galbraith, Attorney at Law, MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd, Zurich


Registration and Information

Registration till Monday, 20 March 2023 to

or by fax to

Gilles Pfend, AIPPI Secretariat, +41 22 342 66 15

Registration fee       

CHF 250.– (Working Group members of 2023 AIPPI Study Questions)

CHF 320.– (AIPPI members)

CHF 420.– (AIPPI non-members)

free for students

Payable to the postal account 80-11897-2
IBAN CH34 0900 0000 8001 1897 2 (AIPPI Switzerland – Basel)