Our lawyers and engineers are experts on Intellectual Property issues. They will advise and assist you in each and every step in order to establish and preserve your rights and thus protect your business assets.

Strategic advice for optimal protection


Bugnion is a Swiss intellectual property law firm founded in 1924 by Alexandre Bugnion, who had previously worked alongside Albert Einstein as an examiner in the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Bugnion covers all aspects of intellectual property, namely patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names, as well as associated areas, such as image rights and personal data protection.

Our multidisciplinary team has over 20 members – lawyers, engineers, paralegals and IT experts – who come from both industry and private practice. Our staff are one of the firm’s key strengths and allow us to take an operational approach that meets the needs of our clients.

As an integral part of the local economy in both Switzerland and France, largely thanks to its geographical location, Bugnion has had strong relationships with official bodies for decades, in particular the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Our firm also has a network of trusted foreign associates, with whom we work with confidence, transparently and with a constant concern to provide our customers with competitive costs to ensure the protection and worldwide enforcement of their intellectual property rights, in all industrial sectors.

We are happy to offer a first 45-minute consultation free of charge to answer your initial questions and then agree on the terms and conditions of our collaboration

« Business Oriented »

Our aim is to maximize the efficiency of the actions undertaken, while optimizing the costs. We are constantly committed to understand our clients’ needs and strive to anticipate their requests and put forward appropriate solutions in implementing their intellectual property policy. Our teams members try to be always available, since our conviction is that a direct relationship with our clients is essential to understand their needs.

Flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness

We make it a point of honour to support our clients while adapting to their requirements, requests and specific wishes quickly and efficiently.


Given the sensitive nature of the information we manage for our clients, we place particular importance on the security and confidentiality of this information, on the basis of strict professional secrecy.

Listening to your needs

Our multidisciplinary, reactive and efficient team of lawyers, engineers and paralegals work in pairs to manage a significant volume of work as quickly as possible in order to guarantee a discreet and effective daily assistance.


The firm provides personalised, secure access to your portfolio of intellectual property rights and allows you to view and extract complete listings, insert comments and print copies of official certificates and information associated with your files.