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Jonas D. Gassmann


work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Attorney at Law / Counsel
Jonas D. Gassmann

Jonas D. Gassmann is an Attorney at Law specialised in intellectual property law and white collar crime. Media law (including telecoms and advertising law), IT and data law are further key areas of his practice.

He has vast litigation experience in the field of trademark, design, patent, copyright and unfair competition law, and supports clients in particular in their fight against counterfeits and enforcement of rights online. His experience in the field of white collar crime is also very broad, including in the context of internal investigations. Jonas D. Gassmann represents both companies and individuals in proceedings before Swiss authorities and courts.

Jonas D. Gassmann also advises and supports clients outside of litigation, such as on branding and advertising strategies or by negotiating and drafting complex agreements in the media and entertainment sector (e.g. TV and SVOD license and distribution agreements and co-operation agreements). He has  a profound understanding of the interactions between law, technology, and the economy.

He is an active member of several professional associations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp) and the Private Claimants Network (PCN).. Jonas D. Gassmann is a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and holds an LL.M. degree in Media Law of the Queen Mary University of London. He regularly publishes and is a frequent speaker in his areas of expertise.

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp) (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe [CIPP/E], 2018)
  • Queen Mary University of London, UK (LL.M. in Media Law, 2017)
  • University of Lucerne (MLaw, 2009)
  • Work on the Basle Commentary on the Swiss Civil Procedure Code (part 3: Arbitration)
  • Legal internship with the District Court of Winterthur ZH
  • Legal internship with a major law firm in Zurich
  • Legal internship with the Investigating Judge of Willisau LU (nowadays: Public Prosecutor's Department III of the Canton of Lucerne)
  • Legal internships with major law firms in Zurich
Memberships in Associations
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp)
  • INGRES - Institute for Protection of Intellectual Property
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Private Claimants Network (PCN)
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Practice areas
  • Advertising Law
  • Communication Law
  • Competition Law
  • Data Protection
  • Information Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT Law
  • Media Law
  • Online Law
  • Public Sector
  • Regulatory
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition
  • White Collar Crime