Ideas, mere labor (e.g., putting together a telephone book; rejection of the «sweat of the brow doctrine»), concepts or instructions for humans (e.g., food recipes) do not fall under copyrights, even if they posses an individual character. Laws, ordinances and other governmental decrees as well as decisions, protocols and reports made by officials and public administrators, means of payment, patent documents, and publicized patent applications are also not protected.
21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Revised guidelines for the substantive examination of national patent applications effective 1 January 2019
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève