Andrea Strahm


Andrea Strahm is a partner in the intellectual property practice area. She advises both companies and private clients on ways to protect, enforce and defend rights across the globe in relation to trademarks, copyright, domains and designs. She also has special expertise in competition matters, including unfair competition, moral rights, and the right to use one's name.

Andrea Strahm drafts contracts covering these areas, including R&D and licence agreements. She has extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge in her field. Thanks to her intellectual property expertise, Andrea Strahm is one of the few attorneys at law to have been accepted as a member of the Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys (ASPTA).

As a result of her extensive experience, Andrea Strahm has links with specialist law firms throughout the world, enabling her clients to benefit from professional advice in foreign jurisdictions.

Practice Areas:

IP and IT
Art Law and Entertainment Law


Foundation Board Member
Member of the CVP Basel-Stadt Executive


2018 Wenger Plattner
1996 Braunpat Braun Eder AG
1987 Lonza AG
1986 A. Braun, Braun, Héritier, Eschmann AG
1984 Attorney at law
1981 University of Basel (lic. iur.)


Selected publications:

Newsletter 2/20: Brexit: Trade marks with protection for the European Union (“EU trade marks”) – what do owners need to look out for and do?
Do you own a trade mark that is protected throughout the entire European Union (“EU trade mark”)? Do you regularly review whether the trade marks you own still correspond to their current use and are thus “fit” for the future? In both cases, we recommend that you read our newsletter and hope that it provides you with food for thought regarding the maintenance of your trademark portfolio now, with Brexit happening, and in the future. We would be pleased to assist you at any time.

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

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.

«Vogue» doch keine berühmte Marke
In: sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, sic-online 2/2018, 057


Andrea Strahm
Attorney at Law | Trademark Attorney
Wenger Plattner
Attorneys at Law Tax Advisors Public Notaries
Aeschenvorstadt 55
4010 Basel

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Bar admission (1984)


Trademark Attorney ASPTA


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