Important information for our customers

Whether online or on the telephone – we remain at your disposal. You can register trade marks digitally with the IPI. Do you have an idea for an invention? To support SMEs and start-ups in Switzerland, we are carrying out assisted patent searches and assisted patent analyses free of charge from 1 April to 31 May 2020. In addition, we are supporting applicants and rights holders where possible if they are threatened with procedural disadvantages due to the new coronavirus.

Stay innovative. Stay home. Take advantage of our digital services:



Individuals and companies register their innovations and creations with the IPI in order to protect them from being copied: inventions are patented, names registered as logos or trade marks and shapes as designs. The IPI maintains the public register for the management of IP rights and informs the general public about the possibilities of protecting intellectual property.
The IPI is the federal government’s centre of competence for all issues concerning patent and trade mark protection, indications of source, design protection and copyright.