Meet
our team

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Senior Intellectual Property Lawyer

Administrative Assistant

Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Administrative and Financial Manager

Administrative Assistant

Isabelle Bruder

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Her vision of intellectual property:
"The art to know how to protect one's ideas"

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Isabelle has fourteen years of intellectual property experience in private practice, including six years in Swiss renowned law firms, from which she has acquired an in-depth knowledge of Swiss and European legislation and practice. Over the years, Isabelle has advised a large number of clients and managed portfolios of internationally renowned groups, SMEs, start-ups and non-profit organizations.

Having joined SEDIN in 2019, Isabelle provides her clients with strategic advice for the constitution, maintenance and defense of their intangible assets such as trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names, in Switzerland and internationally. She develops strategies for filing trademarks and designs, conducts audits of trademark portfolios, performs trademark availability searches, prepares and files responses to objections at a domestic and international levels, the latter through local agents, acts before the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in opposition proceedings and in actions for cancellation of trademarks for non-use (in attack and in defense), drafts cease and desist letters, negotiates coexistence agreements, draws up intellectual property contracts, provides legal opinions in particular on the risks of infringement. She also takes part in various projects related to the business development of SEDIN.

MEMBERSHIPS

AIBL, APRAM, AROPI

LANGUAGES

French, English

EDUCATION

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

PUBLICATIONS

Trademark use requirements in Switzerland – what you need to know, World Trademark Review, October 2021 Preventing trademark degeneration in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, January 2021
Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, June 2020
Benefits of protecting business names as trademarks, World Trademark Review, April 2020
Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, April 2016, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic ! 7+8/2016, 414)
Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, June 2013, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic !11/2013, 724)

Christelle Callegaro
Christelle Callegaro

Accounts Receivable

Professional experience

Christelle has over ten years of experience in the account receivable management and worked for several international companies.

Having joined SEDIN in 2020, Christelle is responsible for the risk control according to the internal procedures, the payment allocations and the accounting reports, together with the billing team.

LAnguAGes

French, English

Nathalie Denel
Nathalie Denel

Senior Intellectual Property Lawyer

Her vision of intellectual property:
"A must for a sustainable business"

Professional experience

Nathalie has more than fifteen years’ international experience in intellectual property law, in both the private practice and in-house. She notably served as Brand IP Counsel in an international FMCG company in Switzerland where she managed global IP portfolios.

Having joined SEDIN in 2017, Nathalie advises Swiss and international companies about the infringement risk and the protection and defense strategies for their trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names, in Switzerland and at international level. Her practice includes the availability searches, the building and the optimization of intellectual property rights (filings, responses to objections, reviews of portfolios, assignments) along with their defense (warning letters, negotiations, settlement agreements, oppositions, cancellation actions for non-use). Her other duties are the coordination of the legal team’s work as well as the business development's projects of SEDIN.

MEMBERSHIPS

AIBL, APRAM, AROPI, INTA, MARQUES (member of International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team)

Languages

English, French

Education

Master 2 (M2) Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Agreements, New Technologies Law – CUERPI (Centre for Intellectual Property Studies and Research), Grenoble Alpes University, France
Master 1 (M1) Business Law - Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France

publications

Swiss authorities relax examination practices for trademarks featuring a place name, World Trademark Review, October 2021
The Swiss response to the concerning issue of counterfeiting, World Trademark Review, August 2021
Why a multifaceted approach is key to protecting jewellery designs in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, February 2021
Strategic combined approach to trademark and domain name protections, World Trademark Review, 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, July 2020
Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, June 2020
The challenge of protecting shape marks in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, May 2020
Protecting geographical names in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, February 2020
Apple lost against the trademark “Tick Different" of Swatch, Lexology, May 2019

HONOURS

Nathalie is recommended in World Trademark Review WTR 1000 2021 edition:
"Nathalie interprets even the most complex briefs, provides excellent reports and comes up with creative solutions in cases some may think are hopeless. Not only she is thorough, but she is great to work with and always willing to go the extra mile."

Lucie Fonjallaz

Administrative Assistant

Professional experience

Lucie worked as administrative assistant for a global union féderation.

Having joined SEDIN in 2019, she 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.).

Languages

French, English

Catherine Monfort

Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Her vision of intellectual property:
" In a VUCA environment, a way to capitalize its assets to co-collaborate"

Professional experience

Catherine has a significant expertise in the setting of protection strategies and in the paralegal management of intellectual property assets, both in consulting firms and at industry level, along with a sound entrepreneurial experience, especially having managed a Swiss SME (administration, finance). She also has a global and sound knowledge in the areas of the new and digital technologies.

Having joined SEDIN in 2020, Catherine is in charge of the management of trademark, design and domain name portfolios together with the legal team. She is responsible for the filings and renewals of IP titles as well as the monitoring of trademarks and domain names. She also takes part in various projects related to the business development of SEDIN.

Languages

French, English

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 worked for various Swiss SMEs serving an international clientele.

Having joined SEDIN in 2013, Olga takes care of the management, planning and coordination of administrative tasks and provides accounting and financial monitoring of the company. Her responsibilities cover the major functional areas of SEDIN with respect to administration, finance, human resources and IT.

Languages

French, English, Russian, Ukrainian

Education

CAS (certificate of advanced studies) Accounting-Management-Taxation, University of Geneva, GSEM Executive, Switzerland
Degree French Foreign Language, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Carole Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Professionnal experience

Carole worked as accounting manager in various companies operating globally, in the road-transport and fine jewellery sectors.

Having joined SEDIN in 2014, 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.).

Languages

French, English

Education

University degree in accounting and financial studies – University of Lyon 1