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About us

The IPI is responsible for maintaining the public IP rights administration register and informing the general public about the possibilities of protecting intellectual property.

It is the federal government's centre of competence for all issues concerning patent and trade mark protection, indications of source, design protection and copyright and prepares legislation in these areas. The IPI also represents Switzerland within international organisations and vis-à-vis other countries. 

Its self identity and core principles are laid down in its corporate principles (in German (PDF)). 

  

Our mission

 

We are the Swiss Confederation's centre of competence for patent, design and trade mark protection, indications of source and copyright. We help innovators and creators to create value out of their ideas, thus promoting innovation, competitiveness, cultural diversity and social progress.