YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OUR VALUES

ASSETS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Expertise

With sound knowledge of IP law, practice and case law and extensive experience for more than 40 years in all areas of intellectual property law, SEDIN provides high quality legal services and assists you in the long term. 

SEDIN, your trusted business partner

CLIENT ORIENTED

SEDIN puts emphasis on personalized communication with its clients, aiming to build fruitful and close partnerships. SEDIN also respects a strict code of ethics, including full confidentiality of the information provided by its clients and not taking over representation in case of a conflict of interest.

BUSINESS APPROACH

We value our clients and believe in their projects. At SEDIN, you get strategic legal advice aligned with your business plans. We give you quick, clear and straightforward answers to your questions. We walk the talk and work as a team. Being small and centralized, we are fast and very flexible.

EFFECTIVE AND FOCUSED PROTECTION

In order to give you the best possible protection of your commercial assets at the lowest possible cost, we establish a long term strategy by setting out priorities for protection. Our goal? Ensuring that you get exclusivity while respecting your budget and providing you with a high return on investment.

TRANSPARENCY

We maintain open, direct and transparent communication with our clients. Many items are billed as fixed fees and we detail all expected fees upfront. We offer first-rate services at a competitive price and provide realistic and efficient solutions aiming to save you time and money. Please contact us for our fee schedules.

OUR TEAM

The team is made up of driven, experienced and multilingual IP lawyers able to guide you and protect your IP assets. Our IP lawyers are supported by highly skilled paralegals and administrative staff who also speak several languages.

Olga Fayad

Olga Fayad

Intellectual Property Paralegal

ofayad@sedin.ch

+41 22 707 48 80

Professional experience

Olga Fayad is a paralegal assisting Sedin’s attorneys in the clearance, prosecution and renewal of trademarks and designs as well as recordal of status changes of IP rights. Her responsibilities also include the management of the trademark files in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the management of in-house IT developments.

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

Nathalie Denel

Nathalie Denel

Senior Intellectual Property Lawyer

ndenel@sedin.ch
+41 22 707 48 80

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.

Languages:

English, French

Education:

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

 

Tina Heiz

Tina Heiz

Intellectual Property Lawyer

theiz@sedin.ch
+41 22 707 48 80

Professional experience:

Tina is an intellectual property lawyer with more than ten years of experience. Tina provides global strategic advice focusing on how to most efficiently secure her clients’ intellectual property rights, enabling them to safely conduct their business.

Her clients range from international companies to start-ups and non-profit organizations. Before joining SEDIN, she worked as a lawyer at LETT law firm in Copenhagen.

Languages:

English, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian

Education:

Master of Law – University of Copenhagen

Vanessa Klein

Vanessa Klein

Office Manager

Professional experience:

Vanessa Klein is Sedin’s Office Manager. In addition to supporting our IP practice, Vanessa is responsible for overseeing the major functional areas of the firm including client services, finance, IT, records management, and human resources. Vanessa plays an integral role in helping to monitor operations and implement updated systems and processes to more efficiently serve our clients.

Prior to joining Sedin, Vanessa worked in Sales & Marketing with Hewlett Packard Switzerland for 10 years.

Languages:

English, French, Italian

Education:

Master of Business Administration- Executive MBA – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Strategic Marketing, Communication & e-business – University of Geneva, Switzerland
Bachelor's degree in Economy & Social History - University of Geneva, Switzerland

OUR HISTORY

SEDIN was founded in Geneva in 1976 and started offering its legal services in the field of due diligence, protection and defense of all intellectual property rights.

Throughout the years, SEDIN has diversified, enlarged its clientele and earned the trust of its clients. Its team has grown and integrated a multicultural approach, reinforced by deep in-house experience which allows it to adapt to the business objectives of its clients.

Today, SEDIN continues to grow in a fast-paced Swiss and international environment from both legal and economic points of view. In this perspective, SEDIN understands the needs of its clients and positions itself as a driver to assist them in obtaining and keeping a competitive advantage when developing their activities.