About us

Our firm was established in Basel in 1888 by Amand Ritter, as one of the very first patent agencies in Switzerland. In 1898, Amand Braun joined the firm of his uncle Amand Ritter and managed it from 1921 until his death in 1943, when André Braun sen. took over.

The firm has grown continuously since then, taking benefit from the industrial development in and around Basel, and has established itself in the city centre of Basel.

In 1980, the firm was converted to today's legal form of a joint-stock company, the former A. Braun Braun Héritier Eschmann AG, now BOHEST AG. A branch office Ostschweiz was opened in Buchs, Eastern Switzerland, in 2008.

We are one of the major patent attorney firms in Switzerland for the handling of all aspects of intellectual property, in particular patent matters, trademarks, designs, license agreements, etc., with a large number of international and Swiss clients.

Our staff consists of about 25 patent attorneys, lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff having many years experience in the field of intellectual property and being conversant with German, English, French and other languages.

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