01 Better international protection for Swiss quality products
Georgia and Switzerland have today signed a bilateral agreement on the mutual protection of their geographical indications and the indication of source Switzerland. The agreement protects well-known Swiss indications and thus contributes to the preservation of the reputation of Swiss quality products over the long term. “Geographical indications and indications of source are an important marketing tool for Swiss quality products, also in the export sector,” said Catherine Chammartin, Director General of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) during the signing ceremony.
Signing of the bilateral agreement on geographical indications and indications of source by the chairman of the Georgian National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti, Nikoloz Gogilidze, and the director general of the IPI, Catherine Chammartin, on 31 May 2018 in Bern.
02 Application for registration of an assignment by the new owner or a license by the licensee
If there is a register change as a result of the assignment of an IP right or the registration of a license, the registered IP right owner will be informed of the approval of the application. This is particularly the case if the application for the register change is not made by the IP right owner, but by the acquirer of the IP right (in cases of assignment) or by the licensee (in cases of license registration).
Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Deputy Director General