Chantal Koller

Managing Director Trademarks at Novagraaf

Chantal Koller is managing director, trademarks at Novagraaf in Switzerland. Ms Koller obtained her law degree from the University of Geneva in 1997. She worked as an IP counsel at various IP firms, followed by a general counsel position at an international sports federation and an in-house IP counsel position, before joining Novagraaf in 2008.

Ms Koller is a trademark and design attorney and is registered with the Swiss IP Institute (IPI), the Swiss Association for IP professionals and the French-Swiss Association for IP professionals.

Ms Koller uses her expertise to advise companies of all sizes on IP matters, focusing particularly on trademarks, designs, domain names and authors’ rights. She has extensive knowledge and experience within the field of intellectual property, especially regarding the management of IP rights and strategic creation and management of large portfolios, including all aspects of negotiations and litigation.

Ms Koller also has considerable experience handling clients’ global IP rights in a demanding environment and has built solid experience in global IP management. Her professional and personal backgrounds provide her with a pragmatic and business-oriented approach, and enable her to offer high standards of quality and responsiveness to clients. Her fluency in Swiss-German is also valuable on a daily basis when interacting with the Swiss IPI and adverse parties.

During the two years Ms Koller worked in-house at a spirits company, she was responsible for coordinating the litigation and IP case management in a thorough battle over the ownership of the company’s brands throughout Europe. This enabled her to develop unique strategic and organisational skills in terms of IP management, in combination with extensive experience over the construction of IP assets towards their use in potential litigation cases. She also developed a close relationship with European experts in IP management and litigation as an additional benefit.

Professional associations

  • AROPI
  • INTA
  • VSP

Sample client list

  • Expert International GmbH

Firm details

Novagraaf
Chemin de l’Echo 3
ONEX / Geneva 1213
Switzerland

Contact details

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