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Launching AWA Switzerland and Swiss Trademark Services

We are pleased to announce that Pronovem Swiss has officially changed its name to AWA Switzerland. Pronovem joined the AWA Group in June 2019.

We have also hired Milana Pantelic to AWA Switzerland as a Senior Trademark Attorney. Milana has over 25 years of international experience and expertise in the IP field. In particular with trademark protection, defense, management and enforcement as well as due diligence, audits, and negotiation.

Previously a Partner with a reputed IP firm in Geneva, Milana routinely advises corporations ranging from startups to SMEs and MNCs across a broad range of industry sectors in all aspects of trademark matters in Switzerland and abroad. She favors strategic, pragmatic and tailor-made solutions aligned to the clients’ business needs and is at ease with the management of complex, mature and large portfolios.

Milana will lead all aspects of AWA’s trademark practice in Switzerland and will report to Joëlle Van Malderen. She joins Astrid de Ro who manages all aspects of AWA’s patent practice in Switzerland.

Head of AWA Benelux Joëlle Van Malderen comments: “Milana’s wealth of experience and expertise with diverse trademark portfolios will be an invaluable asset to AWA’s operations in Switzerland. She compliments AWA’s already established patent operations in Switzerland.”

AWA Group CEO Thor Mosaker comments: “This is an exciting development for the AWA Group and compliments our service offering in Switzerland. Combined with our recent expansion into Norway – we truly are a full-service intellectual property partner in Europe and Asia.”