Our international reach
has never been more important
Our firm developed out of the private practice of Konstantin Katzarov, professor of international law, and was incorporated in Geneva in 1967. At that time, KATZAROV was one of the first companies to assist clients in obtaining industrial property protection in the central and eastern European countries and in the communist and ex-communist Asian countries. Since then, through nearly five decades of growth, we have steadily expanded our activities, serving as a gateway to more than two hundred jurisdictions. KATZAROV now offers assistance with all aspects of intellectual property in nearly every country throughout the world.
In the early 1990s, when important geopolitical changes occurred in eastern Europe and Eurasia, we were actively involved in establishing intellectual property standards in the emerging countries in that region. Our experts have also contributed to the normative and doctrinal changes achieved in the field.
Today, as one of the foremost intellectual property firms in Switzerland, we represent a large number of domestic and international clients both in our home country and before foreign intellectual property authorities. We also act as the hub of a worldwide network of agencies dealing with intellectual property. Our expertise and long established contacts in the countries still commonly referred to as Eastern Europe, as well as the Asian countries, enable us to protect and defend our clients’ IP rights in the most effective way.
We are proud to share such invaluable knowledge with our peers in the IP community. Edited and published since 1924, Katzarov’s Manual on Industrial Property is now in its ninetieth year of publication and remains the trusted reference on every aspect of our profession.