For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is a public law institution with its own legal personality. It is autonomous in its organisation and operational management; it keeps its own accounts. It receives strategic objectives from the Federal Council for four-year periods.
The current strategic objectives apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2026 and comprise the following programmatic priorities:
- The IPI plays a role in ensuring that Switzerland has appropriate, economically viable intellectual property protection. It thus promotes innovation, competitiveness, cultural diversity and social progress.
- It manages industrial property rights efficiently, and it uses digitalisation and its networks to ensure that procedures and register management are user-friendly and of a high quality.
- It offers efficient, user-oriented information services, taking account of changing needs and working intensively with industry and academia to boost people’s understanding of intellectual property.
- It plays a part in shaping international developments in intellectual property that are relevant for Switzerland.
- It networks within Switzerland and internationally to maximise the added value for users.
- It has a fair, transparent personnel policy, which ensures that it is an attractive employer for well-qualified, motivated employees.
- It follows a strategy based on sustainable and ethical principles.
In terms of financial requirements, the Federal Council stipulates that the IPI must be managed in accordance with business principles and that it must use its resources economically and effectively. It should continue to generate the monetary and non-monetary resources it needs for its tasks itself from fees and remuneration for services on the basis of private law, without resorting to federal funding.
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"