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Sylvie Gurry-Veit


Intellectual Property Law
Competition Law
Commercial Contracts
Distribution and Franchising
Internet Law
Advertising Law

Sylvie Gurry-Veit advises a very varied Swiss and foreign clientele in the areas of intellectual property and commercial contracts. She has extensive experience in intellectual property (trademarks, designs, copyright), unfair competition, Internet law, data protection and competition law and international transactions. She has assisted for many years private persons, start-ups and companies of various sizes, including Swiss and foreign multinationals, in the protection, development and defence of their intellectual assets. She guides clients in the organization of their production and the commercial arrangements in Switzerland and abroad. She advises clients on complex agreements of international scope. She has in-depth experience of licensing, distribution, franchising, on-line sale, joint-venture and sponsoring agreements.

Spoken languages : French and English

Professional career


University of Strasbourg, France (Licence en droit, 1981) 
University of Paris - Assas, France (1983)
University of Melbourne, Australia (Master of Laws, 1982-1984)
Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva 
(Doctorate program prior to thesis, 1986-1989)

Career History

Founding Partner of BMG Avocats, Geneva, January 1996 
Local Partner of Baker & McKenzie, Geneva, 1994
Associate with Baker & McKenzie, Geneva 1989-1994
Teaching Assistant in International Monetary Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, 1987-1989
Financial Analyst with Société Générale, Investment Bank, Sydney, Australia, 1984
Expert, Legal Commission of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, since 2009


International Trademark Association (INTA) 
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
International League of Competition Law (LIDC)
Geneva Association of Business Lawyers (AGDA)
MARQUES - Association of European Trade Mark Owners

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