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
Modern technologies simplify the generation and collection of huge amounts of data. For example, an autonomous car generates up to one gigabyte of data per minute (Telekom, 2018). This wealth of weakly structured, complex information, which can no longer be evaluated with conventional tools, is referred to as ‘big data’.
Data cannot be physically touched and is therefore intangible. So the question arises as to whether its extraction, storage and use are subject to similar phenomena as is the case with other intangible goods (e.g. inventions or works of art). For example, the market for inventions does not function optimally, which justifies it being regulated. The extent to which regulation is also necessary for the data market is controversial, however.
Previous studies have shown that generally, there is no shortage of the supply of data, but also that data markets may not function optimally due to market power. For more information on this topic, see our website page on access to non-personal data in the private sector.
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"