Creations which meet these conditions benefit from designs protection
- The design must be new. This condition has been met when no other identical design has been published before filing for protection.
- The design must exhibit uniqueness. This condition is met when the design sufficiently differs from existing designs in significant points.
- The design may not go against public morality or law.
Applications for design protection are not examined for novelty in Switzerland. We recommend that you check this yourself by searching in databases, eg. in Swissreg for national designs, or in Designview if you would like to search data in other countries. Also check in specialty stores, look at the competition, go to exhibitions and look at the trade literature to see if identical or similar designs already exist.
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
The motion “Towards a modern Swiss patent” has been approved – the IPI is preparing a preliminary draft of the revision of the Patents Act
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions