The "Swissness" legislation comes into effect on 1 January 2017

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02.12.2016

The "Swissness" legislation comes into effect on 1 January 2017

The new "Swissness" rules enter into force on 1 January 2017. The new legislation comprises a revision of the Federal Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Indications of Source (TmPA), as well as a complete revision of the Federal Act on the Protection of Public Coats of Arms and other Public Signs (CAPA). The core of the amendment is anchored in the Trade Mark Protection Act with specific regulations concerning the geographical origin of goods and services. At the same time, the new legislation also introduces the possibility of being allowed to affix the Swiss cross to goods. An Excel-based Swissness calculator can be used as a tool to determine the percentage of Swiss origin of industrial products (the tool is available in German and French).

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