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Protecting technological innovations through a patent, a design, or a trademark; practical aspects and considerations (Q&As)

Trademarks, Designs and Patents protect different elements such as a name, a logo, a shape, or a technical innovation. Three experts of Intellectual Property are at your disposal to discuss any questions you may have regarding this topic. Whether you are in the process of creating your business, building a new technological good or whether you just launched your technological platform services, there exists a type of protection for your activity. What kind of protection best suits your needs, how, when and where to implement it, and how much it costs are questions that our experts will be happy to answer during this interactive Q&As session.

Please register to this event by sending an email including the list of your questions.



Gilles Pfend, PhD: Completed his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2000. Started in the field of Intellectual Property as a patent agent in a private practice in Lausanne. At KATZAROV since 2001, qualified European and Swiss patent attorney specialized in the field of Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological). Head of KATZAROV's patent department.

Antoine Dieudonné-Vatran, PhD: Completed his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2012, started his career in IP as an in-house patent attorney in a medical device company based on the EPFL campus, in Lausanne. He then joined an IP law firm in Neuchâtel. Working at KATZAROV since 2019 as a patent attorney specialized in mechanical goods, software- and AI-based inventions. Qualified European patent attorney and coordinator of KATZAROV's renewal & annuity section.

Julie Mondon: Completed her Master's degree in Law, specialized in IP and ICT, in 2014. Started working at the World Intellectual Property Organization before joining KATZAROV in 2016. Swiss trademark and design attorney and coordinator of KATZAROV's design section.


Event details

Time (CET)
11:30 - 12:30
Biopôle SA & Katzarov