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Daniel Zohny

In a significant move to strengthen its market position in Switzerland and Central Europe, Abion, a leader in tech-enabled brand protection services, announces the appointment of Daniel Zohny, former Head of Intellectual Property at FIFA, as its new Global Head of Online Brand Protection (OBP) and Country Manager for the Swiss office.

Bringing over 15 years of extensive experience in international intellectual property law, Zohny's appointment marks a pivotal step in Abion's strategy to enhance its service offering and deepen its commitment to clients in the region. As an award-winning lawyer, Zohny is known for his dynamic leadership in developing sophisticated IP strategies and brand protection frameworks and operations, most recently for the globally renowned FIFA competitions, including the FIFA World Cup™, and his role at Abion will leverage his extensive expertise to innovate and expand the company's brand protection solutions.

From Swiss Peaks to Global Stages: Daniel Zohny's Vision for Abion

Daniel’s in-house and private practice experience coupled with his dual qualifications as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and a U.S. attorney-at-law (NY), not to mention a Master of Laws in IP (L.L.M.) (NY), have equipped him with a unique perspective on global and European intellectual property challenges and positions him as an ideal leader to drive Abion's ambitions in Switzerland.

Reflecting on his new role, Zohny stated:

Joining Abion represents a thrilling opportunity to apply my global experience to the dynamic Swiss market. Abion's client-centric approach and cutting-edge technology platform offer an ideal foundation for redefining IP and brand protection services. I am eager to contribute to a vision that disrupts traditional legal frameworks, offering comprehensive, tech-driven solutions for our clients."

Abion's Strategic Vision: Enhanced Commitment to Swiss Excellence

With 12 years of dedicated service in the Swiss market, Abion has established a strong foothold in the region. The strategic decision to welcome Zohny aboard is a testament to the significance we place on finding the right individual with the appropriate profile to enhance our trademark expertise in Switzerland and to take over from Jesper Knudsen. While Jesper continues to serve our Swiss clients, he will do so under his new role as Abion's Global Managing Partner.

This strategic move underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. It reinforces our mission to provide comprehensive IP counselling and brand protection for our clients through a suite of services, including legal counsel, domain and trademark management, online brand protection, and web security – all seamlessly managed on the one platform.

Magdalena Bonde, CEO of Abion, shared her enthusiasm for Zohny's appointment:

– “Daniel's exceptional track record and visionary leadership in managing and protecting brands are exactly what Abion needs to advance our mission in Switzerland and beyond. His appointment is a testament to our commitment to delivering unparalleled services to our clients and strengthening our position as the global guardian of brands."

Looking Ahead: A Future of Innovation and Growth

Abion looks forward to a future where its Swiss operations set new standards in managing and protecting brands, with Zohny at the helm. The company remains dedicated to its mission of empowering brands and safeguarding intellectual property with innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of brands worldwide.

Mentions in media

The news has caused quite a buzz in the industry media, including: 

Managing IP - read the full article here.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our Swiss services or how we can help you in this region, please do not hesitate to email Daniel or contact the main office on +41 44 515 65 75. If you have any press related questions, please contact Emil Björnum.

About Abion

Abion is a fast-growing and profitable platform-based IP and domain services provider. Abion has a unique position in the market with 25 years of experience in digitalisation as an ICANN‑accredited registrar and a comprehensive brand protection package, combining a range of software and services within Domain and Trademark Management, Web Security, Legal Services, and Online Brand Protection.

Proactive protection through Abion’s monitoring services secures the customers’ intellectual property and exclusive rights. Central to what Abion offer is a software platform, which brings together the portfolio of holdings, providing an optimal overview and automated management. The platform currently manages domains, trademarks, and web security products.

Abion is the guardian of brand freedom, empowering brands: faster, smarter, better. We act as your brand defender, eliminating threats and protecting your intellectual property so you can place your focus elsewhere. Abion brings together the world's foremost experts, bringing a fresh perspective and advanced legal technologies to address today’s IP challenges.

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