Team

Partners

Cabinet Bugnion’s partners share a common vision of the strategy to adopt in the intellectual property field: providing high-quality legal and technical expertise that meets the specific needs of each of its clients.

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Delphine Maistre du Chambon

Managing Partner
Intellectual Property Counsel

Delphine MAISTRE DU CHAMBON has a Master’s I in private law, another in private law specialising in English law awarded in Great Britain, and a Master’s II in Intellectual Property, Industrial Agreements and New Technologies Law from Pierre Mendès France University (Grenoble – France).

She joined the firm as a partner in May 2015 and is appointed Managing Partner in September 2018.

Delphine has experience in a number of English-speaking and French intellectual property firms and spent around ten years in the Intellectual Property department of an international group specialising in the luxury goods sector. She has particular expertise in protecting and defending trademarks, designs and models, and copyright. Delphine regularly provides training for businesses on intellectual property.

She is a member of several associations, including the INTA and ECTA.

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Alexandre Weith

Partner
Intellectual Property Counsel

Alexandre WEITH has a Master’s degree in law from the University of Geneva. After training as a barrister, he joined Bugnion in 1998 and became a partner in January 2004.

He deals mainly with trademark law, copyright, unfair competition law, internet law and data protection. He is a contract specialist, with particular expertise in licensing, assignment and coexistence agreements, and speaks fluent English.

Alexandre is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and is joint president of the Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL).

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Sandra Faroux

Partner
Intellectual Property Counsel

Sandra FAROUX has a Master’s I in business law and a Master’s II in Intellectual Property, Industrial Agreements and New Technologies Law from Pierre Mendès France University (Grenoble – France).

She joined Bugnion in 2005 and became a partner in 2015. Sandra began her career in the Industrial Property department of a law firm and gained additional experience in an international company in the luxury goods sector in Switzerland. Sandra helps her clients to define their intellectual property strategy and create portfolios of their trademarks, models and domain names. Her work focuses mainly on portfolio audits, drafting contracts and all the legal aspects associated with the law on trademarks, designs and models and copyright for Swiss, French and international clients.

Sandra is a member of the Association Romande de Propriété Intellectuelle (AROPI), the Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM) and the ECTA.

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Dominique Skrebers-Zaïontz

Of Counsel
Intellectual Property Counsel

Dominique SKREBERS-ZAÏONTZ graduated in law from the University of Geneva and is a qualified barrister (1977). She joined Bugnion in late 1977 and later became a senior partner.

Thanks to over 30 years’ experience in the intellectual property field, both in Switzerland and internationally, she is well equipped to provide expert advice to clients on protecting and defending their trademarks, and responding to their needs in areas such as unfair competition and copyright.

She also offers advice on drafting licensing, assignment and coexistence agreements.

Engineers and lawyers

Our team of qualified lawyers and engineers, supported by experienced administrative staff, looks after all your needs in all areas of intellectual property.

JOIN OUR TEAM

All applications are welcome and will be examined in detail and in confidence.

Engineer, swiss and european accredited representative (m/f)

Job description

  • Patentability analysis of innovations/inventions and freedom to operate
  • Drafting of patent applications and monitoring of examination procedures through to registration
  • Prior arts search
  • Tracking objections and appeals procedures
  • Monitoring of technical fields and competitive intelligence
  • Advising clients on their application strategy and extending protection
  • Assistance to clients in cases of forgery
  • Assistance to clients on acquisition or disposal of IP rights
  • Due diligence and valuation of intangible assets in conjunction with tax advisers

Job requirements

  • Advanced training in mechanics
  • At least five years’ experience in patents in a consultancy or business
  • European qualification examination, either in progress or already held
  • Swiss and/or French qualification, either in progress or already held, would be an advantage
  • French, English, German
  • Rigour, a dynamic approach, good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm required
  • Full-time post

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for this role, please send a full CV and covering letter to Mr Florian Jaques, rh@bugnion.ch

Only applications that meet the requirements stated above will be considered.

Paralegal assistant with experience in trademarks, designs and models

Job description

Experience in administrative management of trademark, design and model portfolios, in particular:

  • Administrative aspects of applications
  • Management of incoming/outgoing correspondence relating to applications/clients
  • File and database creation and updates
  • Management and monitoring of procedural deadlines
  • Quote preparation and invoicing
  • Preparation of prior arts searches
  • Preparation of trademark, design and model applications
  • Monitoring renewal procedures
  • Preparation of objections documentation and monitoring of pre-action procedures
  • Monitoring of customs registration procedures
  • Registration of assignments, licences and changes of holder
  • Trademark monitoring

Job requirements

  • Minimum five years’ experience in the intellectual property field
  • Maîtrise de l’outil informatique professionnel
  • Native French speaker
  • Excellent English
  • Good German
  • Precision, organisation, motivation and ability to work in a team
  • Full-time post

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for this role, please send a full CV and covering letter to Mr Florian Jaques, rh@bugnion.ch

Only applications that meet the requirements stated above will be considered.

Unsolicited applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: