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.

Cabinet Bugnion covers all aspects of intellectual property, namely patents, trademarks, designs, models, 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, an IT expert, paralegals and designers – who come from both industry and specialist firms. 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 organisations for decades, in particular the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The firm also has a network of trusted contacts, with whom we work transparently and always with a view to keeping costs competitive for our clients, to protect and defend their intellectual property rights worldwide, regardless of their area of activity.

We are happy to offer a first 45-minute consultation free of charge to answer your initial questions and agree on the terms of our relationship going forward.

« Business Oriented »

Our aim is to make the actions we take as effective as possible, with a view to rationalising 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 are available at all times, reflecting our conviction that a direct relationship with the client 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.

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Dominique Skrebers-Zaïontz

Listening to your needs

Our multidisciplinary, responsive, efficient teams work in pairs made up of lawyers, engineers and administrative staff, which allows us to manage a significant volume of work quickly and efficiently and consistently guarantee discreet, effective service.


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.