Karin Guignard

Karin Guignard

Patent Assistant

Joined Katzarov in 2003

Hobbies & Personal information

Enjoys walking and being out in the open air, traveling and meeting people from different cultures, when she is not immersed in her reading, movies, or listening to music. Spends most of her free time with her family.

“I graduated from Lausanne University in 2002 with a degree in Egyptology. I started my professional life working for a gemmological laboratory and a tourist publication. I was recruited by Katzarov in 2003 and I learned everything on-the-job, starting out as an assistant in the trademark department. During that formation period I also worked in the patent department, on a part-time basis, in charge of annuities. Then I worked as a trademark assistant for years, monitoring our clients’ portfolios worldwide. On June 1, 2021, I started working exclusively for the patent department.”


Master of Arts specialization: Egyptology
University of Lausanne | Switzerland


French, English, Italian, German

Primary Expertise

Trademarks (trademark availability searches, filing and registration, prosecution, responses to official actions, recordals, declarations of use, renewals); monitoring of patent portfolios from filing to grant in Switzerland and abroad.

Secondary Expertise

Retail services, chemical industry, agro-food industry, textile industry, heavy industry, language schools, entertainment, sports, tobacco, biopharmaceutical industry.