Professional team

MARCO ZARDI

European Patent Attorney

Marco Zardi, founder of the firm, is among the best-known Swiss professionals in the field of Intellectual Property, with over 30 years’ experience in the sector.
He is regarded by major national and international clients in the chemical industry and mechanical sectors as a leading authority for dealing with complex legal disputes concerning patents, trademarks and designs, opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and the management tout court of IP portfolios.

Education

  • Master’s degree in “Trademarks, Designs and Models” (CEIPI, Strasbourg)
  • Diploma in “Patent Litigation in Europe” (CEIPI, Strasbourg)
  • Degree in “Chemical Engineering” (ETH, Zurich)

Professional career

  • Certified European Patent Attorney
  • Patent attorney registered with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)
  • Certified Industrial Property consultant at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM)
  • Trademark and design attorney at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • President of AIPPI in Switzerland
  • Member of VSP/ASCPI
  • Member of FICPI
  • Member of VESPA
  • Non permanent technical judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court (TFB) since 2012
  • Examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich for three years
  • Languages: Italian, English, German, French and Spanish
mzardi@zardi.ch