Delete search term


Quick navigation

Main navigation

CAS Intellectual Property Paralegal

You will receive specialist training that will qualify you for work in the administration and management of intellectual property. In addition to basic legal knowledge, you will acquire the knowhow to administer and manage patents, trademarks, and designs. The course is aimed at paralegals working with intellectual property.

The lessons are held by a paralegal and an IP attorney, which creates lively and well-founded lessons. For the 2021 implementation, the focus will be more on the following intellectual properties:

- Intellectual property rights in Asia;

- Patent law;

- Design law.

At a glance

Qualification : Certificate of Advanced Studies ZFH in Intellectual Property Paralegal (12 ECTS)

Start : 21.01.2022

Duration : 15 day

Costs : CHF 7'600.00

Comment on costs : 

The price includes all course materials and examination fees (excluding re-examination fee).
The total course fee will be invoiced approx. 30 days before the start of the program.
The total tuition fee for the individual CAS program is CHF 7,600.

Location : 

Classes are held for 8 days in Zurich, for 4 days in Bern and for 3 days online. In Zurich, the classes take place at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and in IP law firms. In Bern, the CAS takes place directly adjacent to the train station.

Classes take place online if on-site classes are not possible due to COVID-19.

Language of instruction : English
Course materials are in English. Answers to exam questions may also be given in German.

Objectives and content

Target audience

The program is aimed at employees in legal, patent, and trademark departments of companies, organizations, and institutions as well as at employees of law firms, patent law firms, and public administrations.


IP paralegals…

  • know the importance of IP and the national and international fundamentals of intellectual property law;
  • are able to deal independently with the essential procedures in trademark, design, and patent law for the acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights;
  • learn to use the standard IP tools needed for research and registration purposes;
  • know how IP rights are filed, secured, and defended internationally (US, CN, EU, etc.); and
  • can calculate national and international procedural costs and prepare offers.


The CAS program consists of the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of IP Management
  • Practical Aspects of IP Management

Diploma Award Ceremony

The ceremonial presentation of the diplomas takes place at the annual Paralegal Forum, to which you are cordially invited.


The program is characterized by methodological diversity, presentations,, interactive teaching and learning, and case studies.
In addition to lectures, discussions, and self-study, the program includes an excursion.


Lectures/classes are held on Friday and Saturday.

Enquiries and contact




Livia Andermatt, Associate, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
Dr. Stefanie Apeldoorn-Rassow, Senior IP Counsel, ABB Schweiz AG
Anita Auten, IP Paralegal
Volker Dohr, Studienleiter CAS IP Paralegal, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Dr. Roland Dux, Senior Patentanwalt, DSM Nutritional Products AG

Föllmi Patrik, Senior IP Paralegal, Teamleiter der Patent-, Marken- und Designsachbearbeiter, Rentsch Partner
Manuela Gisler, Senior IP Paralegal, ABB Power Grids Switzerland AG
Tanja Jäger, Senior IP Paralegal, SIKA Technology AG
Matthias Käch, Senior IP-Trainer, Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
Dr. Alfred Köpf, Partner, Rentsch Partner
Joachim Künsch, Patentanwalt
Louis Lagler, Partner, Rentsch Partner
Julia Morawe, IP Paralegal, Rentsch Partner
Claudia Pohl, IP Paralegal, Patentanwälte Schaad Balass Menzl & Partner AG
Christoph Prill, IP Paralegal, Iprime Legal AG
Dr. Antje Rey, Partnerin, E. Blum & Co. AG
Karin Riley, Senior IP Paralegal, Tradamarca
Eric Rojas, Executive Senior Associate, Tradamarca
Dr. Stefan J. Schröter, Associate, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
Dr. Marc Schwenninger, Dozent, RA, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Ramin Shafai, Partner, E. Blum & Co. AG
Nicole Stäheli, IP Paralegal, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
Chantal Styger, IP Paralegal, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
David Stärkle, Dozent, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften & RA, Eidgenössisches Institut für Gestiges Eigentum
Dr. Birgit Weil, LL.M., ArbP, Associate, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG
Dr. Michael Widmer, Dozent, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Offered in cooperation with



  • University degree or diploma from a professional college (professional education institution)
  • At least three years’ professional experience

Professionals without a university degree may be admitted if they have at least five years of professional experience in a legal and/or IP working environment. Admission is decided by the head of the program based on the documents submitted by applicants.

Information for applicants

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

Start Application deadline Registration link
21.01.2022 14.01.2022 Application

Downloads and brochure