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
Augmented reality (AR) is the perception of the real environment enriched with digital content. For this, special glasses can be used to save additional elements over real objects and thus be integrated into the filmed or photographed environment (e.g. Pokémon Go or Snapchat).
The area of conflict between AR and IP is particularly evident in trade mark and copyright protection. On the one hand, new technology offers opportunities to access the environment in a completely new way. On the other, however, it must be clarified who owns the rights to the image and film material that form the basis for AR – the person photographing or filming, or the software producer? It is also unclear whether and from when the use of trade marks or copyrighted creations in virtual space can be punished as an offence.
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"