Design protection can be extended to other countries any time after the first filing in a country up to six months later. During this period, the newness is maintained.
There are several possibilities to protect your design abroad: An international filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization; filing at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for all the European Union member countries; or filing directly in the country of interest. Read our webpage Protection abroad.
Pilot project for a collaboration of the five largest patent offices with search and examination of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
06.07.2018 | IPI
The founding of the sic! Foundation for intellectual property, information and competition law.
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?
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office