Robert Mirko Stutz
Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur, LL.M.Partner
Robert Stutz was admitted to the bar in 1992. He subsequently worked as a state prosecutor, as an assistant at the Institute of Economic Law, University of Bern and, afterwards, as an attorney specialized in intellectual property law. He obtained an LL.M. (University of London) in 1996 in International Intellectual Property Law. In 1993 he started lecturing in law at different technical colleges and universities. He currently lectures at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, the Écal (École Cantonale d`Art de Lausanne), the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).
Robert Stutz has focused on design since the beginning of his career, having written about the overlap of Copyright and Design rights in the field of industrial designs in his Ph.D. 2001 Thesis. He has written numerous articles on this subject in learned journals and is co-author of a commentary on Swiss and international design law. He has also contributed to a Swiss IP Handbook, with a chapter on design rights. As Co-Chair of the MARQUES Designs team, he is very much involved in matters related to Design protection and the Hague Agreement in particular and has published various articles on the topic. President of the Berner Design Stiftung since 2019.
Languages: German, English, Italian, French