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Public Viewing in Switzerland: Do I Need a Licence?

Public Viewing in Switzerland: Do I Need a Licence?

Anyone organising a public viewing in Switzerland during the World Cup in Russia requires a separate licence under certain conditions. FIFA will lose out.

Ambush-Marketing: Associating major events in advertising

Ambush-Marketing: Associating major events in advertising

In principle, advertising in Switzerland may refer to major events, even if the promoted provider is neither an organizer nor a sponsor. However, advertisers must observe a number of rules when using such associations.

Online Enforcement: Instruments against Internet piracy in the new Swiss copyright law (no. 3)

Online Enforcement: Instruments against Internet piracy in the new Swiss copyright law (no. 3)

The planned revision of copyright law is intended to offer right holders more effective tools against online piracy. To this end, the law applies to hosting providers and creates a legal basis for the processing of personal data by rights holders.

The Role of Hosting Providers (No. 2)

The Role of Hosting Providers (No. 2)

Our series "Online Enforcement" deals with particularities in the enforcement of rights on the Internet.

In the case of online infringements, content removal regularly has priority for the rights holder. Swiss industry standards enable hosting providers to block access to their customers' infringing content.

Online Enforcement: The role of the WHOIS directory (no. 1)

Online Enforcement: The role of the WHOIS directory (no. 1)

Our series "Online enforcement" deals with particularities in the enforcement of rights on the Internet.

The identification of the person responsible for an online infringement is a major challenge for the rights owner. Proxy services and the EU General Data Protection Regulation restrict the information available on domain holders in the WHOIS directory and make enforcement more difficult.

The GDPR and Switzerland: 10 Myths and Misconceptions

The GDPR and Switzerland: 10 Myths and Misconceptions

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from May 25, 2018. The more stringent requirements for the handling of personal data will also apply to data processing by the numerous Swiss companies that target the EU end customer market or whose data processing in some other way falls within the (intended) broad scope of the GDPR. The somewhat ambiguous wording and the complexity of the GDPR favor myths and misconceptions. Some of them also find their way into publications and recommendations of advisors. In this blog post , we highlight ten myths we encounter in our practice (namely in the context of ongoing GDPR compliance projects for Swiss companies) and clarify the corresponding misconceptions.

What must be considered before a startup  is incorporated? 10 FAQs.

What must be considered before a startup is incorporated? 10 FAQs.

The formal incorporation of a company by a notary is clearly not the first step in a startup project. What do the founders have to pay particular attention to in this early phase? The VISCHER Startup Desk answers the 10 most frequently asked questions.

The new FinTech-License - Invitation by FINMA to interested parties

The new FinTech-License - Invitation by FINMA to interested parties

Are we on the brink of a digital revolution in the financial world? Terms like FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech are heard more and more frequently. Also the Federal Council and the parliament have dealt with FinTech. One important element of the new regulation is the FinTech-License. But what is it all about? Will the Swiss financial center be strengthened as a FinTech location?

Consumer Credit, quo vadis?

Consumer Credit, quo vadis?

Already the Dispatch on the Swiss Consumer Credit Act (CCA) of the year 1978 states that consumer needs "show a natural tendency to always be a few steps ahead of the respective economic capacity". Developments in recent decades have shown that consumer credit has transformed from a business for emergencies to a business for prosperity.

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