Melanie Müller

Associate

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

Career:

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:

Newsletter 2/21: The revised Swiss Data Protection Act (FADP): Changes and their impact on companies
In fall 2020, the Swiss Parliament adopted the total revision of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). The revised FADP is expected to enter into force mid-2022. The purpose of the total revision is to bring the FADP into line with the rapid changes in technology, the changed social circumstances, and the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) that entered into force in 2018.

Copyright 2021 - A practical cross-border insight into copyright law
In: The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), 7th Edition, London 2020, pp. 99-103

The Pharma Legal Handbook Switzerland
Regulatory, Pricing and Reimbursement Overview · Preclinical and Clinical Trial Requirements · Marketing, Manufacturing, Packaging and Labeling Advertising · Traditional Medicines and OTC Products · Product Liability · Patents and Trademarks · Regulatory Reforms | Pharma Board Room, London 2020

Copyright 2020 - A practical cross-border insight into copyright law
In: The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), 6th Edition, London 2019, pp. 139-143

Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich Life Sciences
Tagungsbericht zum Seminar des Europa Instituts an der Universität Zürich vom 2. Oktober 2018 in Zürich, in Life Science Recht (LSR) 1/2019, S. 53-59

The Intellectual Property Review, Chapter 20 Switzerland
Andrea Strahm / Martina Braun / Yannick Hostettler / Melanie Müller, Eighth Edition, London 2019, pp. 248-259

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.

Contact

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
melanie.mueller@wenger-plattner.ch

Admission:

Bar admission (2017)

Languages:

German, English, French, Spanish

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