The new "Swissness" legislation strengthens the designation "Switzerland" and the Swiss cross. It helps to prevent and curb their misuse so that the value of the "Swiss" label is maintained in the long term.
|What is protected?|
Registered signs from misuse by others
|How does it become protected?|
Registration in the trade mark register
|No protection for|
|What are the exceptions?|
When not used as a trade mark
|Scope of protection|
Defined by the sign and the goods and services classes
|Period of protection|
10 years (indefinitely renewable)
|Indications of protection|
Use optional, wrongful use punishable by law
|Application fees (CH)|
|Renewal / maintenance fees (CH)|
CHF 700 (10 years)
|Unique to Switzerland|
Infringement of earlier IP rights not examined for (trade mark search recommended)
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