11 April 2024 – General Assembly and AIPPI Swiss Day

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12.15 General Assembly

13.30 AIPPI Swiss Day, seminar on the subject:


Unjustified IP claims and trademark conflicts


Conference chair: Marco Zardi, European Patent Attorney, M. Zardi & Co. SA, Lugano


Part I                     Unjustified allegations of infringement of IP rights

13.30 – 14.00      The practice in Switzerland
Lara Dorigo, Attorney at Law, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd, Zurich

14.00 – 14.30      A global overview
Johanna Flythström, Assistant Reporter General of AIPPI

14.30 – 14.50      The experience of the Industry
Emma Montevecchi, European Patent Attorney, Sig Combibloc Services AG

14.50 – 15.10      Q&R session
Moderation by Lara Dorigo, Attorney at Law, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd, Zurich


15.10 – 15.30      Break

Part II                    Conflicts between composite trademarks, including non-distinctive terms

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 Manuel Bigler, Attorney at Law, Walder Wyss Ltd., Zurich


Registration and Information

After the GA a standing lunch will be served and the Swiss Day will be followed by a closing aperitif.

Please register to postmaster@aippi.ch till Monday, 25 March 2024

The registration fee is:

  • CHF 280 (Working Group members of 2024 Study Questions)
  • CHF 350 (AIPPI member) / CHF 450 (AIPPI non-member)
  • Free for students


Please pay the fee online to the postal account of AIPPI Switzerland, CH-4070 Basel –

IBAN CH34 0900 0000 8001 1897 2. No invoice will be sent.

In case of questions please contact: Gilles Pfend, AIPPI Secretariat, by mail postmaster@aippi.ch or by phone +41 22 342 66 30.