Protective rights are principally valid only within the territory of the country that granted them. A Swiss patent protects an invention only in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Have you also obtained protection abroad? Before you begin to export, especially if you haven’t obtained protection abroad, be certain that you will not be infringing on the rights of anyone in your target market.
Good to know
- Owners of registered trade marks or designs and of copyrights can defend themselves against imported or exported counterfeited or pirated products. Request assistance from the federal customs administration. The customs agents can temporarily impound shipments at the border. For more information and information sheets, go to the website of the Federal Customs Administration (www.ezv.admin.ch).
- Protective strategies
- trade mark protection abroad
- Patent protection abroad
- Designs protection abroad
SMEs used the lockdown period to develop new ideas – an insight into an initiative of the IPI during the coronavirus crisis
08.06.2020 | Patents
More support for innovative SMEs and start-ups – assisted patent searches at a reduced fee until the end of 2020
Better international protection for Swiss geographical indications
The IPI is actively participating in the WIPO dialogue on intellectual property and artificial intelligence
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions