Stephan Beutler

Stephan Beutler

Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur, LL.M, Partner

Admitted to the bar in 1993. Subsequently worked as an assistant at the Institute of Economic Law at the University of Bern and as an attorney specialised in intellectual property matters in an internationally reputed Zurich law firm. 1996 LL.M. (University of London) in International Intellectual Property Law. 1998 Dr. iur. with a thesis entitled "Multimedia and Copyright Law" (awarded with the Professor Walther Hug prize). Author of numerous articles in learned journals and co-author of a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, English, French

Muriel Künzi

Muriel Künzi

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Admitted to the bar in 1993. Thereafter worked as an attorney focusing on liability and contract law in a major law firm in Biel. Subsequently employed in Zurich as a legal staff member of the ombudsman for private insurances. Acted as mediator between the insured and the insurance companies for personal and property insurances. Partner at Beutler Künzi Stutz since 2002. Lecturer on information technology and data protection law at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (BFH-TI) in Biel and Bern and at the Software Engineering School. Co-author of a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, French, Italian, English

Robert Mirko Stutz

Robert Mirko Stutz

Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur, LL.M.Partner

Robert Stutz is one of the founders of Beutler Künzi Stutz AG, an IP boutique law firm established 20 years ago. The firm is specialised in intellectual property matters and is involved in prosecution and litigation cases. It advises and represents national and international clients with respect to IP and IT related issues.
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 the Hague Agreement and has published various articles on the topic.
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 and the Écal (École Cantonale d`Art de Lausanne).

Languages: German, English, Italian, French

Senta Willi

Senta Willi

Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.

2000 lic. iur., university degree. Subsequent internships by the Federal Agency for Agriculture in the area of protected geographical indications, at Beutler Künzi Stutz, and in the civil and judicial district court VIII Bern-Laupen. In the summer of 2003 employed in the judicial court III Bern-Mittelland and preparation for the bar exam. Admitted to the bar in spring 2004 and working since then as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz. Collaboration on writing a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, English, French, Bahasa Indonesia

Chantal Bolzern

Chantal Bolzern

Attorney-at-law, LL.M., Mediator

Admitted to the bar in 1997, then worked as a lawyer at OFCOM in Telecommunications Legislation and Radio and Television Law. Following this, worked as a lawyer for Criminal and Family Law in a law firm in Berne.
In 2003, completed the Master`s (LL.M.) at the Free University of Berlin, majoring in Copyright Law and completed studies as a Culture Manager in 2005. From 2004, worked as a lawyer at SUISA, concentrating mainly on Copyright and Contract Law. 2010 promotion to head of department, responsible for licensing music performances. Guest speaker at various institutions on Copyright Law and Collecting Societies.
Completed studies as a mediator in 2016 and working since 2018 as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz.

Languages: German, French, English

Marc Hottinger

Marc Hottinger

Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.

2010 lic. iur., university degree, subsequent internships in the legal department of an international advertising agency in Hamburg (D), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and in the Civil and Criminal Division of the Berne-Mittelland District Court, internship at Beutler Künzi Stutz AG, 2015 Admission to the bar and employment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property as a trademark lawyer, additionally ad interim/ deputy editor-in-chief of the intellectual property magazine „sic!“. Since 2018 working as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz AG.

Languages: German, English, French

Stephan Beutler

Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur, LL.M, Partner

Admitted to the bar in 1993. Subsequently worked as an assistant at the Institute of Economic Law at the University of Bern and as an attorney specialised in intellectual property matters in an internationally reputed Zurich law firm. 1996 LL.M. (University of London) in International Intellectual Property Law. 1998 Dr. iur. with a thesis entitled "Multimedia and Copyright Law" (awarded with the Professor Walther Hug prize). Author of numerous articles in learned journals and co-author of a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, English, French

Muriel Künzi

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Admitted to the bar in 1993. Thereafter worked as an attorney focusing on liability and contract law in a major law firm in Biel. Subsequently employed in Zurich as a legal staff member of the ombudsman for private insurances. Acted as mediator between the insured and the insurance companies for personal and property insurances. Partner at Beutler Künzi Stutz since 2002. Lecturer on information technology and data protection law at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (BFH-TI) in Biel and Bern and at the Software Engineering School. Co-author of a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, French, Italian, English

Robert Mirko Stutz

Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur, LL.M.Partner

Robert Stutz is one of the founders of Beutler Künzi Stutz AG, an IP boutique law firm established 20 years ago. The firm is specialised in intellectual property matters and is involved in prosecution and litigation cases. It advises and represents national and international clients with respect to IP and IT related issues.
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 the Hague Agreement and has published various articles on the topic.
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 and the Écal (École Cantonale d`Art de Lausanne).

Languages: German, English, Italian, French

Senta Willi

Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.

2000 lic. iur., university degree. Subsequent internships by the Federal Agency for Agriculture in the area of protected geographical indications, at Beutler Künzi Stutz, and in the civil and judicial district court VIII Bern-Laupen. In the summer of 2003 employed in the judicial court III Bern-Mittelland and preparation for the bar exam. Admitted to the bar in spring 2004 and working since then as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz. Collaboration on writing a commentary on Swiss and international design law.

Languages: German, English, French, Bahasa Indonesia

Chantal Bolzern

Attorney-at-law, LL.M., Mediator

Admitted to the bar in 1997, then worked as a lawyer at OFCOM in Telecommunications Legislation and Radio and Television Law. Following this, worked as a lawyer for Criminal and Family Law in a law firm in Berne.
In 2003, completed the Master`s (LL.M.) at the Free University of Berlin, majoring in Copyright Law and completed studies as a Culture Manager in 2005. From 2004, worked as a lawyer at SUISA, concentrating mainly on Copyright and Contract Law. 2010 promotion to head of department, responsible for licensing music performances. Guest speaker at various institutions on Copyright Law and Collecting Societies.
Completed studies as a mediator in 2016 and working since 2018 as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz.

Languages: German, French, English

Marc Hottinger

Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.

2010 lic. iur., university degree, subsequent internships in the legal department of an international advertising agency in Hamburg (D), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and in the Civil and Criminal Division of the Berne-Mittelland District Court, internship at Beutler Künzi Stutz AG, 2015 Admission to the bar and employment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property as a trademark lawyer, additionally ad interim/ deputy editor-in-chief of the intellectual property magazine „sic!“. Since 2018 working as an attorney at Beutler Künzi Stutz AG.

Languages: German, English, French