Melanie Müller


Melanie Müller is an Associate on the Life Sciences and Health Law as well as the IP and IT teams.

She advises national and international companies as well as individuals on the full range of life sciences issues, including pharmaceuticals, data protection and administrative law matters, and represents clients before the courts and the authorities.

In addition, Melanie Müller specialises in advising national and international clients on intellectual property matters, focusing primarily on trademarks, copyright and licensing.

Practice Areas:

Life Sciences and Health Law
IP and IT
Corporate and Commercial


2017 Attorney at law at Wenger Plattner
2015 Various temporary placements for an administrative body, at a law firm and at a private bank in Basel (2015-2016)
2014 Boston University School of Law (LL.M.)
2014 University of Basel (MLaw)
2012 University of Basel (BLaw)


Selected publications:

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Copyright 2019
Melanie Müller / Yannick Hostettler, 5th Edition, London 2018, pp. 139-143

The Intellectual Property Review, Chapter 22 Switzerland
Andrea Strahm / Martina Braun / Yannick Hostettler / Melanie Müller, Seventh Edition, London 2018, pp. 264-275

Newsletter 1/18: When do you need trademark protection in addition to your business name?
Sometimes, persons setting up a company are confident that their business name is adequately protected by registering the company in the Commercial Register and believe that this sufficiently prevents third parties from using their name. This newsletter explains the implications of protecting a Business name and the circumstances in which it is advisable to also register a trademark.


Melanie Müller MLaw, LL.M.
Attorney at Law
Wenger Plattner
Attorneys at Law Tax Advisors Public Notaries
Aeschenvorstadt 55
4010 Basel

T +41 61 279 70 00
F +41 61 279 70 01


Bar admission (2017)


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