Micheli & Cie SA is an intellectual property consulting firm established in Geneva since 1949.

We advise and assist our clients in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and designs. For almost 75 years, our clients have trusted us to protect and promote their projects and innovations in Switzerland and abroad.

We are fully qualified to represent our clients directly before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, the European Patent Office or the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva). Over the years, we have also fostered from our offices in Geneva a large network of trusted correspondents around the world.

Our team of consulting engineers neatly balances the technical and legal skills required to provide tailor-made advice and support to our clients. The diversity of our engineers’ skills allows us to work in all technical fields: watchmaking, mechanics, medical devices, chemistry, materials, biotechnology, electronics, electricity, softwares and telecoms. We are able to work in French, English and German.

On the administrative side, we rely on procedures proven by a rigorous quality system and on experienced and competent administrative staff to ensure maximum reliability in the handling of cases and the maintenance of intellectual property titles. We are also members of the main professional IP associations (AIPPI, FICPI, VSP, VESPA, AROPI, etc.). As such, we subscribe to all the ethical and deontological rules existing in the profession.

Whether you are an individual, an SME, a STARTUP or a large company, based in Geneva or elsewhere, we will recommend a suitable strategy and assist you with all due diligence, both in the acquisition of intellectual property rights and in their management or defence in the event of litigation.

The firm is proud to offer year after year a high level of professionalism and advocates an active and tailor-made collaboration with our clients in a relationship of trust and respect.

Micheli & Cie SA – a boutique firm seated in Geneva –  has been supporting innovation since 1949. Well protected, your ideas will soar!

In 1949, Mr. Jacques Micheli founded an intellectual property consulting firm in the centre of Geneva.

His son Michel-Pierre Micheli joined him first as an employee in 1959, then as a partner in 1963 and as his successor in 1966.

In 1967, the firm on the shores of Lake Geneva became a limited partnership, Micheli & Cie.

Like his father before him, Bertrand François Micheli joined the company in 1989. He became a partner in 1993.

It was also in 1993 that the partners of Micheli & Cie bought the firm Kirker & Cie, also based in Geneva.

In 2005, Micheli & Cie SA became a limited company based in Geneva and specialised in intellectual property consulting.

In 2006, Bernard Mayjonade, an associate since 2002, joined the partners of Micheli & Cie SA.

Christelle Collot-Moulin has been with the company since 2008 and became a shareholder in 2016.

As of 2023, Micheli & Cie SA, which employs about ten people, is still active in the field of intellectual property, particularly patents, trademarks and designs, from its offices in Geneva.