Charlotte Dewarrat


Annuities Assistant

Joined Katzarov in 2020


Hobbies & Personal information

Loves cooking while listening to very loud music; travels as much as she can if possible with a glass of Malbec in her hand (not only abroad but also in our beautiful Switzerland); slides more than she walks, skiing and wake-surfing are a second nature to her.

“I first worked for two prestigious hotel companies in Gstaad and Zermatt and then joined the team in charge of organizing events for the watch manufacturers Jaquet Droz.

I joined the Katzarov team in 2020. I am in charge of all the administrative tasks concerning annuities for the patent and the design department. I contact our agents worldwide to monitor that payment schemes are running smoothly and executed correctly.”

Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne | Switzerland

Languages

French, English, Italian 



Eric Noël


Trademark & Design Attorney

Joined Katzarov in 2001


Hobbies & Personal information

Loves leading the rhythm on the bass guitar with his band and driving his 1967 Citroën DS on the alpine roads (usually not at the same time).

“Industrial Property Attorney specialized in trademarks, designs as well as domain names and unfair competition issues. Further to a four-year experience in a major law firm based in Brussels, I joined Katzarov in 2001.

Enjoying a very expansive international practice with clients and cases spanning all over the world, I have a wide breadth of practice that includes, intellectual property acquisition, portfolio management, licensing, counseling, trademark prosecution, and business transactions related to intellectual property.

I represent local and international clients from diverse industries both in Switzerland (before the WIPO, the Swiss Federal IP Institute, and the Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal).

I have developed a close collaboration with Swiss incubators. Both as Attorney and Mentor, I assist local start-ups in securing breakthrough innovations.

I also regularly act as NGO representative and lobbyist at WIPO. 

I am also a member of the Examination Board in charge of the Swiss Patent Attorney qualifying exam.”

Education
Law degree
University of Louvain | Belgium

Languages

French, English, (working knowledge of German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch) 

Primary Expertise

IP strategy (trademarks, designs) : pre-filing strategy and advice, prosecution, portfolio management, pre-litigation, litigation management; Domain Names, including UDRP proceedings; Unfair competition (litigation management); Contract law ; Conflict resolution (Mediation)

Secondary Expertise

Certified Mediator (CPMN), conflict resolutions, negotiation

Professional Memberships

AROPI; ECTA, LES, INTA



Andrea Manola


Managing Director 

European & Swiss Patent Attorney | Design Attorney

Joined Katzarov in 2006


Hobbies & Personal information

Great lover of coffee (strong) and good whiskey (smokyhead) – usually not at the same time; refuses to take the elevator up the 6 floors leading to our office.

“In 1999, I participated in a scientific project on malaria vaccine at the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology at the New York School of Medicine. I then resumed studies in project management at the University of Geneva (2005-2006) and in industrial property “Patents of Invention” at the C.E.I.P.I. (2006-2007). Before joining KATZAROV, I worked in regulatory affairs in a pharmaceutical company in Geneva. At KATZAROV since 2006, I have been practicing as a European and Swiss patent attorney, specializing in inventions in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological fields. I also took over the management of the firm in 2016. Finally, I am a member of the jury of the International Exhibition of Inventions (Geneva).”

Education
Master’s degree in Biochemistry
University of Geneva | Switzerland
Post graduate diploma in Project Management
University of Geneva | Switzerland

Languages

French, Serbian, English, Italian, German and basic knowledge of Russian

Primary Expertise

Identification of the invention and patentable subject matter, patent filing strategy and drafting, monitoring of the patent granting procedure, management of patent portfolios, defense of patent rights and patent litigation

Secondary Expertise

Mentoring/Coaching, Freedom to Operate, Prior Art Searches

Professional Memberships

AIPPI, VESPA/ACBSE, FICPI (VSP/ASCPI), AROPI

Technical Expertise
Pharmaceutics, chemistry, biotechnology



Jessye Freymond


Patent & Design Paralegal 

Joined Katzarov in 2015


Hobbies & Personal information

Good food is her religion – will never say no to a cheese fondue, even in the middle of summer (and do not forget the dry meats and pickles!) Always on for trying new activities and discovering vacations spots. Recently started practicing via ferrata to overcome her fear of heights. Next goal: van life holidays.

“I joined Katzarov in 2015, I started with a temporary position with the Trademark Department before joining the Patent Department as a junior assistant. I have since developed my skills and knowledge in national and international patent procedures and confirming the same by successfully obtaining a Certificate of Advance Studies (CAS) IP Paralegal from the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) at the beginning of 2020.”

Education

Certificate of Advance Studies IP Paralegal
Zürich University of Applied Sciences | Switzerland
Master’s Degree in Communication
University of Geneva | Switzerland
Bachelor in International Relations
University of Geneva | Switzerland

Languages

French, English, basic knowledge of German

Primary Expertise

Management of patent and design portfolios at the national and international level (filing until grant) before the Intellectual Property Offices.

Secondary Expertise

Designs, Patricia® Super User



Sandra Fontana


Trademark & Design Paralegal

Joined Katzarov in 2008


Hobbies & Personal information

Skiing, music, travelling, movies, theatre, vintage cars.

“With Katzarov since 2008, my experience includes handling all aspects of trademark prosecution and maintenance with the Swiss Trademark Office and WIPO, as well as maintaining, docketing, preparing and filing of applications, related documents and post registration documents.

I am also regularly conducting trademark screening searches and analyze results with respect to the availability of marks for use and/or registration. I coordinate and monitor the filing and maintenance of international trademark applications and registrations, including maintaining files, docketing, analyzing watch notices, reviewing correspondence from foreign counsel, drafting responses, and gathering and providing foreign counsel with information/documentation necessary to prosecute/maintain trademark applications and registrations.”

Education

Certificate of Advance Studies IP Paralegal
Zürich University of Applied Sciences | Switzerland

CFC (Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training) | Switzerland

Languages

French, English, German

Primary Expertise

Prosecution, maintenance and enforcement trademarks worldwide.

Secondary Expertise

Prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of designs worldwide.



Iva Pulic-Inno


Trademark & Renewals Assistant

Joined Katzarov in 2006


Hobbies & Personal information 

Plays the piano at incongruous hours; named official judge of the best beaches in the Pacific in “Playa Magazine”; currently settles for 2  doggies (whom she prefers over her own husband) ; animal lover, hesitant to leave everything behind to go live in a farm with 100 dogs.

“I joined Katzarov in 2006 for a seasonal job. I had the opportunity to discover Intellectual Property as an Administrative Assistant for several years. Since 2020, I am in charge of the firm’s trademark renewals. My main function is to inform clients of the upcoming deadlines concerning their trademarks to be renewed and to initiate all the necessary procedures before the Offices. I am also part of the trademark department and, in this capacity, ensure the follow-up of the corresponding persecution (application through registration).”

Education
Master’s degree in Psychology
University of Geneva | Switzerland
Bachelor in Psychology
University of Geneva | Switzerland

Languages

French, English, Serbian

Primary Expertise

Trademark Assistant dealing more specifically with trademark renewals for the entire firm.



Matthias Kügele


European French & Swiss Patent Attorney | Design Attorney

Katzarov’s Manual Coordinator

Joined Katzarov in 2016


Hobbies & Personal information

Fan of Football, guitar player, enjoys family time, knows nothing about wine but likes it though, Katzarov’s out of the office activity organizer.

“I am a European, Swiss and French Patent Attorney specialized in Patent prosecution, Patent Litigation, Patent portfolio management and valorization, Filing Strategy. I started working for Small Patent Firm in Geneva as a Patent attorney in the chemical and electrochemical fields and spent two years in their Paris Office (2005-2006), working on mechanical cases. In 2016, I joined KATZAROV SA and became a Partner in 2017. Since then I am also managing the KATZAROV’s MANUAL Pole which edits the KATZAROV’s Manual on Industrial Property, which is the Worldwide reference IP handbook in over 200 countries since 1924. I am specializing in various technical fields including : Industrial and Environmental Engineering, Mechanics (special purpose machines, electrics, automotive industry, packaging), Medtech, Software, Electrochemistry (Batteries, electric and hybrid vehicles), Physical Chemistry (Lasers, Biosensors) and Cryptography.”

Other Information

Innosuisse special coach. Frequent travels to Asia to visit clients and provide lectures on EPC topics.

Education

Dipl. Eng. Msc. in the Electrochemical field
Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, ETHL | Switzerland

Languages

French, English, Italian and German

Primary Expertise

Patent prosecution, Patent Litigation, Patent portfolio management and Filing Strategy

Secondary Expertise

Mentoring, Due diligence, Patent portfolio valorization

Professional Memberships

Member of AIPPI.

Technical Expertise
Medtech, Industrial and Environmental Engineering, General Mechanics, Electrochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Cryptography