Intellectual Property Lawyer
Nathalie has more than fifteen years’ international experience in intellectual property law, in both the private practice and in-house. She notably served as Brand IP Counsel in an international FMCG company in Switzerland where she managed global IP portfolios.
Having joined SEDIN in 2017, Nathalie advises Swiss and international companies about the infringement risk. She devises protective and defensive strategies for trademarks, designs, copyrights and domain names, in Switzerland and in exporting countries/regions. Her practice includes availability searches, protection and optimization of intellectual property rights (filings, responses to objections, reviews of portfolios, assignments) along with the defense of these rights (warning letters, negotiations, settlement agreements, oppositions, cancellation actions for non-use, UDRP procedures). Nathalie also takes part in various projects related to the business development of SEDIN.
AIBL, APRAM, AROPI, INTA, MARQUES (member of International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team)
Specialized Course on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, WIPO Academy
Master 2 (M2) Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Agreements, New Technologies Law – CUERPI (Centre for Intellectual Property Studies and Research), Grenoble Alpes University, France
Master 1 (M1) Business Law - Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France
The importance of the basic mark for the international registration, MARQUES Class 46, April 2022
Relaxation of the examination of Swiss trademarks containing an indication of source, RSJ - Swiss Review of Case Law, March 2022
Swiss authorities relax examination practices for trademarks featuring a place name, World Trademark Review, October 2021
The Swiss response to the concerning issue of counterfeiting, in cooperation with Mr. Juerg Herren, World Trademark Review, August 2021
Why a multifaceted approach is key to protecting jewellery designs in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, February 2021
Strategic combined approach to trademark and domain name protections, World Trademark Review, December 2020
Overview of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Switzerland in light of the forthcoming ratification of the Geneva Act, World Trademark Review, July 2020
Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act, in cooperation with Mrs Isabelle Bruder, World Trademark Review, June 2020
The challenge of protecting shape marks in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, May 2020
Protecting geographical names in Switzerland, World Trademark Review, February 2020
Apple lost against the trademark “Tick Different" of Swatch, Lexology, May 2019
Nathalie is recommended in 2022 and 2021 editions of World Trademark Review WTR 1000:
“Nathalie is super-precise in her approach and understands the world of corporate counsel really well.”
“She is great to collaborate with and we always feel safe entrusting her with our work.”
"Nathalie interprets even the most complex briefs, provides excellent reports and comes up with creative solutions in cases some may think are hopeless. Not only she is thorough, but she is great to work with and always willing to go the extra mile."