Meet
our team

Intellectual Property Associate

Intellectual Property Senior Associate

Administrative Assistant

Intellectual Property Senior Paralegal

Administrative and Financial Manager

Administrative Assistant

Isabelle Bruder

Intellectual Property Associate

PROFESSIONNAL EXPERIENCE

Isabelle Bruder is an Intellectual Property lawyer. Isabelle has been working for more than ten years in private practice, including six years within major Swiss law firms. During these years, Isabelle has assisted many clients in providing legal advice and in managing IP right portfolios of worldwide top companies as well as of SMEs, startups and non-profitable organizations.
Isabelle provides her clients with strategic advice for the constitution, the maintenance and the defence of their immaterial assets such as trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names at Swiss and international levels.
Isabelle is a member of APRAM and AROPI.

LANGUAGES

French, English, German (basic knowledge)

EDUCATION

French Qualification for practising the profession of Industrial Property Attorney
Master in Intellectual Property law, design law - University of Lyon, France

PUBLICATIONS

Preventing trademark degeneration in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 14 January 2021

Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, 18 June 2020

Benefits of protecting business names as trademarks, World Trademark Review, April 9 2020

Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, 27 April 2016, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic ! 7+8/2016, 414)

Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, 5 June 2013, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic !11/2013, 724)

Christelle Callegaro
Christelle Callegaro

Accounts Receivable

Professional experience

Christelle Callegaro is responsible for the accounts receivable.

In cooperation with the billing team, Christelle is responsible for the risk control according to the internal procedures, the payment allocations and the accounting reports.

Having over ten years of experience in the account receivable management, Christelle has worked for several worldwide companies in France and Ireland.

LAnguAGes

French, English, Spanish (basic knowledge)

EDUCation

Higher National Diploma of Tourism and Leisure, Institut d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

Nathalie Denel
Nathalie Denel

Intellectual Property Senior Associate

Professional experience

Nathalie Denel is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer with more than fifteen years experience in this field, both in private practice and in-house.

Working at Sedin since 2017, Nathalie advises brand owners from various industries about the IP risk and the protection and defense strategies for their trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names, in Switzerland and abroad, with a global and business oriented approach.

Before joining Sedin, Nathalie held different legal positions in several international companies including Nestlé.

Nathalie is a member of APRAM, AROPI, INTA and MARQUES (member of Geographical Indications Team).

Languages

English, French, Spanish (Basic knowledge)

Education

Master of Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Agreements, New Technologies Law – University of Grenoble, France
Business Law Degree – University of Lyon, France

publications

Why a multifaceted approach is key to protecting jewellery designs in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 18 February 2021

Strategic combined approach to trademark and domain name protections, World Trademark Review, 17 December 2020

Overview of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Switzerland in light of the forthcoming ratification of the Geneva Act, World Trademark Review, 16 July 2020

Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, 18 June 2020

The challenge of protecting shape marks in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 28 May 2020

Protecting geographical names in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 27 February 2020

Apple lost against the trademark “Tick Different" of Swatch, Lexology, 14 May 2019

HONOURS

World Trademark Review WTR 1000 2021 edition

Lucie Fonjallaz

Administrative Assistant

Professional experience

Lucie is in charge of the processing and the issuance of invoices to customers, in accordance with their invoicing procedures and in particular via their invoicing systems (Anaqua, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, CounselLink, Datacert, TyMetrix360, Corridor, Basware, Counsel Go, LECORPIO etc.).
In her previous position, Lucie worked as administrative assistant for Building and Wood Workers International (BWI).
In parallel to her missions at SEDIN, Lucie works as acupuncture therapist at Acupuncture Natural Medicine, which is her own practice and located in Geneva.

Languages

French, English

Education

Acupuncture and Moxibustion Certificate - Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center
Acupuncture Degree - CATC (Therapeutics Chinese Art College), Lausanne
Bachelor Degree in Psychology - University of Geneva

Catherine Monfort

Intellectual Property Senior Paralegal

Professional experience

Catherine Monfort is in charge of the management of patent, trademark, design and domain name portfolios in collaboration with the lawyers. She is also responsible for the monitoring of clients’ trademarks and domain names.
Her long experience in the setting of protection strategies and in the paralegal management of intellectual property assets, both in consulting firms and at industry level, as well as her interest in the new technologies, bring her a global and pragmatic approach aligned with the changes in the business world, as well as a deep understanding of customer needs.

Languages

French, English, German (basic knowledge), Spanish (basic knowledge)

Education

Higher Commercial Diploma, Sierre Business School, Switzerland
Diploma in Business Management, IFCAM Lausanne, Switzerland
Design Thinking, IDEO U (e-learning)
Marketing, EMLYON (e-learning)
Business Design, IDEO U (e-learning)

Olga Taibi
Olga Taibi

Administrative and Financial Manager

Professionnal experience

Olga Taibi is the administrative and financial manager of SEDIN.

She takes care of the management, planning and coordination of administrative tasks and provides accounting and financial monitoring of the company.

Olga is responsible for the major functional areas of the company with respect to administration, finance, human resources, and IT.

Before joining Sedin, Olga worked for various Swiss SMEs with international clients, especially in Eastern Europe.

Languages

French, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish (basic knowledge)

Education

CAS (certificate of advanced studies) Accounting-Management-Taxation (in progress), University of Geneva, GSEM Executive, Switzerland

Degree French Foreign Language, University of Geneva, Switzerland

University Diploma of Teacher Secondary Level Schools, specialization English and French Languages / Foreign Literature, Donbass State University, Horlivka, Ukraine

Carole Thomas photo profil
Carole Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Professionnal experience

Carole is in charge of the processing and the issuance of invoices to customers, in accordance with their invoicing procedures and in particular via their invoicing systems (Anaqua, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, CounselLink, Datacert, TyMetrix360, Corridor, Basware, Counsel Go, LECORPIO etc.).
In her previous positions, Carole worked as accounting manager in various companies operating globally, notably in Greece, Turkey and Vietnam, in the road-transport and fine jewellery sectors. 
In parallel to her missions at SEDIN, Carole works as sophrologist in her own practice.

Languages

French, English

Education

Sophrologist training – Lyon
Kinesiology training – Geneva
University degree in accounting and financial studies – University of Lyon 1
University degree in logistics transport - University Institute of Aix-en-Provence