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.
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- 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
Switzerland maintains its position as innovation world champion even in COVID times
Second online workshop CIPCO/IPI ‘Legal framework of intellectual property for AI - technical and economic aspects’ on 13 September 2021
Modernising the patent examination procedure
Swiss producers to benefit from better international protection for geographical indications
Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival