Markus R. Frick


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box 8008 Zurich

Tel: +41 58 658 56 27


Markus Frick specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular focus on trademark, patent and unfair competition law. Other areas of expertise include media law as well as food and drugs regulations. He regularly represents clients in complex and cross-border litigations before courts and administrative bodies. He advises clients on the development and management of IP rights, related contracts and transactions. He speaks and publishes regularly on topics in his area of practice.

Born in 1970, Markus Frick was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 2000) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2001). He is also admitted to the New York Bar and has – before joining Walder Wyss – worked as an associate in both a Zurich and a New York law firm.

Markus Frick is listed in international rankings as a leader in his field and praised as ‘bright, quick at responding to our needs, and also brilliant in court’ (Chambers Europe). WTR1000 states: ‘The superb all-rounder has a keen ability to strategise in complex litigation proceedings and can navigate any prosecution pitfalls. He is a take-charge, no-nonsense, uber-practical lawyer who can attain the goals of his clients in the most cost-efficient way. Who’s Who Legal (WWL) mentions Markus Frick as ‘most highly regarded’ and a ‘WWL Thought Leader Trademarks in Switzerland’, again in 2019. In 2020, Markus Frick received the WWL Switzerland Award for Trademarks Lawyer of the Year. WWL quotes: ‘Markus Frick at Walder Wyss emerges as the leading lawyer in the Swiss market for trademarks work.’ Also WTR1000 acknowledge Markus Frick as ‘undoubtedly one of the best trademark lawyers in Switzerland’. Moreover, Legal 500, Legal Experts, MIP IP Stars and WIPR Leaders list Markus Frick among the ‘leading individuals’ and also the LMG Life Sciences list Markus Frick with the ‘Life Science Stars’ in Switzerland for intellectual property.

Markus Frick speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich and New York Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Transforming inventions into business assets and protecting them: Walder Wyss provides companies with first-class advice on all aspects of patent and trademark law, copyright, designs, equipment and business processes and other confidential business information.

We assist our clients in setting up and implementing their IP strategy and represent them in any disputes that may arise. We also advise them on related areas such as technology transfer, licensing, franchising and merchandising. Walder Wyss has extensive experience in the legal analysis of products, technologies and intellectual property rights.

Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms. We specialize in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Our clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

We are a dynamic law firm with flat management structures and a very friendly atmosphere. The team of around 240 legal experts – all of whom with a high level of professional qualifications, international experience and excellent knowledge in many languages – is augmented by approximately 100 employees working in support functions.

Growth and a close relationship to our clients are the factors that determine our success. Walder Wyss was established in Zurich in 1972 and has since grown continuously. With offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano, we are able to offer our clients a personalized and high quality one stop shop for all legal and tax advisory needs across all language regions of Switzerland.

Our strong national and international network of correspondents and partners from a broad range of disciplines are selected according to the highest standards of professional competence.

Markus Frick regularly advises on domestic and cross-border trade mark infringements and patent disputes, with further experience assisting with distribution licensing mandates. One client notes his very practical approach and 24/7 availability.
Chambers & Partners