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Marco Zardi

European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

Marco Zardi

Marco enjoys a considerable experience in the patent field, which he acquired during his time as a substantive examiner at the European Patent Office as well as a long experience as patent attorney. His technical fields of expertise are chemistry and mechanics. He also has an extensive experience as trademark consultant. His activities include drafting and prosecution of Swiss, Italian, European and International patent applications as well as Swiss, Community and International trademark and industrial design applications, and counselling in patents, trademarks and industrial designs.


He graduated in 1989 in Chemical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich (ETH). In 1994, he obtained a Masters diploma in Industrial Property (trademarks and industrial design module), which he was awarded from the CEIPI in Strasbourg (France). In 2004 he obtained the “Patent Litigation in Europe” diploma from the University of Strasbourg. He is a qualified European Patent attorney, a qualified industrial property counsel for patents, trademarks and designs in front of the Swiss and Italian Patent and Trademark Offices, and he is admitted to practise before the OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) in the matter of European Community Trademarks and Designs.

He has been a member of AIPPI since 1997 and a member of the Executive Committee of AIPPI Switzerland since 2001, which he has been vice president of since 2006. He has been a member of the VSP/ASCPI (Swiss Association of the Industrial Property consultants) and of the FICPI since 2003.

In 2010 he was appointed non permanent technical judge to the Federal Patent Court.

Professional career

In 1990 he became patent examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich (Germany). In 1993 he joined the Porta, Checcacci e Botti firm of Milan and he started operating in Lugano (Switzerland) as an intellectual property consultant. In 1999 he founded the M. Zardi & Co. in Lugano, which is member of the EURATTORNEYS network.

Languages: Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.