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
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