The IPI’s IP Management Award goes to ‘Mü-Company’

As part of its commitment as a national partner of Young Enterprise Switzerland (YES), at the national final of the Company Programme on 27 June, the IPI awarded the IP Management Award to a student mini-company.

Winning team IP-Management Award
The team of the "Mü-Company" explained in an impressive way how their product name can be classified under trademark law. Photo: Yes

The team ‘Mü-Company’ from the Frauenfeld cantonal school impressively demonstrated their understanding of choosing a product name that respects trade mark law, respecting copyright and third-party rights, as well as protecting know-how. Due to the coronavirus, the final was held online for the first time.


Raising awareness of intellectual property

With the IPI Management Award and the workshops offered to mini-companies at the beginning of the school year, the IPI aims to make students aware of the most important questions relating to intellectual property. This statement from the Mü Company’s IP Management Report shows that the initiative has been successful and that the mini-companies can develop an understanding of the complex interrelations: “When drawing up a contract, it’s not just about protecting oneself, it’s also about realising which interests you are actually pursuing.”

In the coming school year, the IPI will be collaborating more closely with YES as it will serve on the judging panel to select the best mini-company.

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