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
European Inventor Award 2021: Swiss researcher in the final
New electronic IP rights administration system for patents and designs from Summer 2021
The IPI ‘Your photo. Your copyright.’ special prize awarded at the LernFilm Festival 2021
CIPCO/IPI ‘Intellectual property law in the age of artificial intelligence’ workshop on 11 June 2021
Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival