Michel Muhlstein


Member of:

 

  • Ordre des avocats de Genève (OdA) (Geneva Bar Association) and Fédération suisse des avocats (FSA) (The Swiss Federation of Lawyers)
  • Société suisse des juristes (SSJ) (The Swiss Association of Jurists)
  • Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA) (The Geneva Business Law Association)
  • Groupe suisse de l'Association internationale pour la protection de la propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI) (The Swiss Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • Association suisse du droit de la concurrence (ASDC) (The Swiss Association on Competition Law)
  • Association romande de propriété intellectuelle (AROPI) (The Swiss French-Speaking Association on Intellectual Property)
  • Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Ingres) (The Institute for Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • Club du centre du droit de l'entreprise (CEDIDAC) (Platform for exchange on corporate law hosted by the University of Lausanne)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • LES-CH (Swiss group of the Licensing Executives Society International (LES)
  • Association française des praticiens du droit des marques et des modèles (APRAM) (French association of practitioners in trademark and design law)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law)
  • Association internationale des juristes du droit de la vigne et du vin (International Association of Jurists on Wine Law)

 

 

Recognitions:

 

An enthusiastic exponent of the small-is-beautiful principle, the compact team at Junod Muhlstein Lévy & Puder delivers customised client service at a sensitive price point. It has established itself as a serious contender in the luxury-goods sector; while the multi-linguistic talent based in its Geneva office makes it an attractive option for foreign companies. “IP guru” Michel Muhlstein has been a leading light in the sphere for decades. Following in his father’s footsteps, the “really smart” and “pragmatic” Laurent Muhlstein has become “very visible” on the market: “His counsel is never too academic or too complicated; he’s someone you can speak to. I would go to him without hesitation.” (world trademark review 2016)

 

"Having chalked up over a century’s worth of practice, this Genevan boutique enjoys particularly high standing in the luxury goods industry. Whether foreign or domestic, clients rush to praise its dedication to providing astute, cost-effective guidance. Elder statesman Michel Muhlstein is a venerable figure on the market. Taking the reins of the family business is Laurent Muhlstein, “a real shooting star” with “a good vision of the market and very precise legal knowledge" (world trademark review 2015)

 

"Having chalked up over a century’s worth of practice, this Genevan boutique enjoys particularly high standing in the luxury goods industry. Whether foreign or domestic, clients rush to praise its dedication to providing astute, cost-effective guidance. Elder statesman Michel Muhlstein is a venerable figure on the market. Taking the reins of the family business is Laurent Muhlstein, “a real shooting star” with “a good vision of the market and very precise legal knowledge" (World Trademark Review 2015).

 

"Based in Geneva, Junod Muhlstein Lévy & Puder is an artisanal IP boutique offering a bespoke service to prestigious rights holders. It is a stalwart of the French market, dating back to 1873, and its sterling reputation has earned it the enduring loyalty of its clientele. “It is the number to call for mandates in French-speaking Switzerland. It can be recommended without hesitation.” The esteemed Michel Muhlstein provides the “precise and meticulous analysis required by the trickiest briefs”. Rising star Laurent Muhlstein is “becoming a big name in the IP world”." (world trademark review 2014)

 

"Based in Geneva, Junod Muhlstein Lévy & Puder is an artisanal IP boutique offering a bespoke service to prestigious rights holders. It is a stalwart of the French market, dating back to 1873, and its sterling reputation has earned it the enduring loyalty of its clientele". “It is the number to call for mandates in French-speaking Switzerland. It can be recommended without hesitation.” The esteemed Michel Muhlstein provides the “precise and meticulous analysis required by the trickiest briefs” (World Trademark Review 2014).

 

"Copyright non-contentious, Trade mark, Trade mark enforcement and litigation, Trade mark licensing" (managing intellectual property, ip stars 2014)

 

Publications:

  • "Propriété intellectuelle" Commentaire romand, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Bâle, 2013, art. 31 à 35 de la loi sur la protection des marques (procédure d'opposition) et 28 de la loi sur les designs
  • Dans la sic! (Revue du droit de la propriété intellectuelle, de l'information et de la concurrence), résumés en français d'arrêts rendus par le Tribunal administratif fédéral concernant la procédure d'enregistement ou d'opposition en droit des marques