Meet
our team

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Administrative Assistant

Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Accounts Receivable Responsible

Administrative Assistant

Isabelle Bruder

Intellectual Property Lawyer

PROFESSIONNAL EXPERIENCE

Isabelle Bruder is an Intellectual Property lawyer. Isabelle has been working for more than ten years in private practice, including six years within major Swiss law firms. During these years, Isabelle has assisted many clients in providing legal advice and in managing IP right portfolios of worldwide top companies as well as of SMEs, startups and non-profitable organizations.
Isabelle provides her clients with strategic advice for the constitution, the maintenance and the defence of their immaterial assets such as trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names at Swiss and international levels.
Isabelle is a member of APRAM and AROPI.

LANGUAGES

French, English, German (basic knowledge)

EDUCATION

French Qualification for practising the profession of Industrial Property Attorney
Master in Intellectual Property law, design law - University of Lyon, France

PUBLICATIONS

Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, 18 June 2020

Benefits of protecting business names as trademarks, World Trademark Review, April 9 2020

Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, 27 April 2016, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic ! 7+8/2016, 414)

Recent developments in trademark law, LES - IPI, 5 June 2013, in cooperation with Mrs Michèle Burnier (sic !11/2013, 724)

Nathalie Denel
Nathalie Denel

Legal Manager

Professional experience

Nathalie Denel is a lawyer with a strong expertise in intellectual property. She has over ten years of experience, having worked for several international companies including Nestlé. In her past position, she was responsible for the worldwide intellectual property portfolio of the Nestlé Waters business.

Now, in private practice, she is advising her clients on all aspects of risk assessment, protection and defense of their brand assets with a focus on generating a competitive advantage through intellectual property rights.

Nathalie is a member of APRAM, AROPI, INTA and MARQUES (member of Geographical Indications Team).

Languages

English, French, Spanish (Basic knowledge)

Education

Master of Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Agreements, New Technologies Law – University of Grenoble, France
Business Law Degree – University of Lyon, France

publications

Overview of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Switzerland in light of the forthcoming ratification of the Geneva Act, World Trademark Review, 16 July 2020

Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, World Trademark Review, 18 June 2020

The challenge of protecting shape marks in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 28 May 2020

Protecting geographical names in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, 27 February 2020

Apple lost against the trademark “Tick Different" of Swatch, Lexology, 14 May 2019

 

Olga Fayad
Olga Fayad

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Professional experience

Olga Fayad is carrying out the filings, follow-up of registration procedures, renewals and requests for recordals of address changes, transfers and trademark licences of trademarks, designs and patents in Switzerland and before WIPO. Olga is in charge of the preparation of cost estimates for specific projects of clients and of the administrative management of trademark and domain name portfolios together with the lawyers. She also brings her support for the watching of trademarks and for the responses to IPI’s objections on formal grounds.

Her scientific background and past experience in a research laboratory at The Geneva University Hospital brings an interdisciplinary approach to the management of intellectual property matters. 

Languages

English, French, Russian, Arabic (basic knowledge)

Education

Master of Neuroscience – University of Geneva, Switzerland

Psychology Degree – University of Geneva, Switzerland

Certificate of Advance Study Intellectual Property Paralegal at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Switzerland

Lucie Fonjallaz

Administrative Assistant

Professional experience

Lucie is in charge of the processing and the issuance of invoices to customers, in accordance with their invoicing procedures and in particular via their invoicing systems (Anaqua, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, CounselLink, Datacert, TyMetrix360, Corridor, Basware, Counsel Go, LECORPIO etc.).
In her previous position, Lucie worked as administrative assistant for Building and Wood Workers International (BWI).
In parallel to her missions at SEDIN, Lucie works as acupuncture therapist at Acupuncture Natural Medicine, which is her own practice and located in Geneva.

Languages

French, English

Education

Acupuncture and Moxibustion Certificate - Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center
Acupuncture Degree - CATC (Therapeutics Chinese Art College), Lausanne
Bachelor Degree in Psychology - University of Geneva

Catherine Monfort

Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal

Professional experience

Catherine Monfort is in charge of the management of patent, trademark, design and domain name portfolios in collaboration with the lawyers. She is also responsible for the monitoring of clients’ trademarks and domain names.
Her long experience in the setting of protection strategies and in the paralegal management of intellectual property assets, both in consulting firms and at industry level, as well as her interest in the new technologies, bring her a global and pragmatic approach aligned with the changes in the business world, as well as a deep understanding of customer needs.

Languages

French, English, German (basic knowledge), Spanish (basic knowledge)

Education

Higher Commercial Diploma, Sierre Business School, Switzerland
Diploma in Business Management, IFCAM Lausanne, Switzerland
Design Thinking, IDEO U (e-learning)
Marketing, EMLYON (e-learning)
Business Design, IDEO U (e-learning)

Olga Taibi
Olga Taibi

Accounts Receivable Responsible

Professionnal experience

Olga Taibi is responsible for the Accounts Receivable. She is in charge of issuing invoices to our clients according to their invoicing procedures and notably via their billing systems (Anaqua, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, CounselLink, Datacert, TyMetrix360, Corridor, Basware, Go Counsel, LECORPIO, etc.) as well as preparing the accounting documents necessary for the proper functioning of our company.
Before joining Sedin, Olga worked for various Swiss SMEs with international clients, especially in Eastern Europe.

Languages

French, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish (basic knowledge)

Education

Post Graduate Education Financial Accounting, Principles and Developments - University of Geneva, Switzerland

Degree French Foreign Language, University of Geneva, Switzerland

University Diploma of Teacher Secondary Level Schools, specialization English and French Languages / Foreign Literature, Donbass State University, Horlivka, Ukraine

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Carole Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Professionnal experience

Carole is in charge of the processing and the issuance of invoices to customers, in accordance with their invoicing procedures and in particular via their invoicing systems (Anaqua, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, CounselLink, Datacert, TyMetrix360, Corridor, Basware, Counsel Go, LECORPIO etc.).
In her previous positions, Carole worked as accounting manager in various companies operating globally, notably in Greece, Turkey and Vietnam, in the road-transport and fine jewellery sectors. 
In parallel to her missions at SEDIN, Carole works as sophrologist in her own practice.

Languages

French, English

Education

Sophrologist training – Lyon
Kinesiology training – Geneva
University degree in accounting and financial studies – University of Lyon 1
University degree in logistics transport - University Institute of Aix-en-Provence