For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
Background an previous work
In response to the Rechsteiner Motion Commission of Experts on the Future of Data Processing and Data Security (13.3841) of 26 September 2013, the Federal Department of Finance set up the Future of Data Processing and Data Security expert group on 27 August 2015 for a period of three years under the chairmanship of former National Councillor Brigitta Gadient.
At its meeting of 5 September 2018, the Federal Council took note of the final report of the expert group. The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), in collaboration with all the departments concerned, was instructed to examine, by the end of the first half of 2019, the 51 recommendations made by the group of experts and to submit the corresponding follow-up work to the Federal Council.
Recommendation No. 20 of the expert group’s final report reads as follows: “The Confederation is examining the creation of a compulsory licensing system with regard to access to non-personal data.” Compulsory licences are a well-known legal system in the field of intellectual property, and the issue of data ownership has been a recurring theme in the literature on immaterial assets in recent years. DETEC therefore asked the IPI to assess the relevance and necessity of a report in this field. By mutual agreement, it was proposed to the Federal Council to examine this question, broadening the scope of the investigation to include more than just the question of compulsory licences.
On 30 October 2019, the Federal Council defined the follow-up to the recommendations to be given to the expert group. According to the Council, additional measures are needed, particularly in the area of access to non-personal data. The IPI is entrusted with examining this issue.
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"