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
Copyright protects works of literature and art. It protects the expression and not the content of an idea. Thus, it is the concrete work in which an idea finds expression that is protected, not the idea itself.
For example, a scientific paper on Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is protected as a literary work, but not the theory itself. Copyright automatically applies from the moment a creation comes into existence. There are no formalities or filings necessary. There is no copyright register.
Benefits: The copyright owner determines whether, when, and how their work will be used. 'Use' means, specifically, reproducing, distributing, making accessible (e.g. putting a work on the internet), performing and presenting, broadcasting and rebroadcasting and adapting (e.g. translating the work).
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"