Jean-François LEGER is a chemical engineer, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva and a graduate of the Center for International Studies of Industrial Property of the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI). It is authorized representative before the European Patent Office. He is particularly specialized in the fields of chemistry, related sciences and engineering, as well as trademark law and the settlement of disputes relating to domain names before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Jean-François LEGER is a member and former president of the Association of the Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys, he is a member of several other professional associations (FICPI, VESPA, AIPPI, INTA, INGRES, PTMG, LIDC) and was elected as a Swiss representative before the Board of Professional Representatives (EPI), as well as a member of the Executive Committee of FICPI. Finally, it was Judge of the Federal Commission of Appeal in respect of Intellectual Property (1994-2006). Jean LEGER entered the profession in 1973. He is a shareholder and a member of the board of our company.
Ms. Axelle LARRIEU is an Intellectual Property Legal Counsel, graduated from the Grenoble Law University (Master degree in « Intellectual Property and New Technologies Law»). She joined Kirker & Cie in 2015, after several years of experience within international companies. She is mainly specialised in the field of Trademark Law.
Bertrand F. MICHELI, is an electronic engineer graduated from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) and from the Center for International Studies of Industrial Property of the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI). He is an authorized representative before the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorney). He is specialized in electronic and computer science as well as in trademark law, design and domain names. Bertrand F. MICHELI is a member of the VSP, AIPPI, VESPA, LES (Licensing Executives Society) and FICPI, and a former assistant to the Secretary General of AIPPI. Bertrand F. MICHELI entered the profession in 1989. He is a shareholder and the chairman of the board of our company.