Eric Noël

Eric Noël


Head of Trademark Department

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.”

Law degree
University of Louvain | Belgium


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