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More often than not, entrepreneurs call us when it's too late – because they've received a warning from a competitor due to patent-infringing products. Or they find that their company name has been registered as a trade mark by a competitor. What a shame that they didn't find out more information sooner. Because such things can be avoided.  


Take a look at how you can avoid infringing others' products and protect your own innovations and creative work.

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Do you know your intellectual property?

What your innovations and creations have to do with trade marks, patents, designs, indications of source and copyright.


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Developing your strategy of protection

All IP rights at a glance.






Invent, produce, market

In our Guide for Innovative and Creative Minds, you can find practical tips on patents, trade marks, designs and copyright to help you with the innovation process.



A glimpse into the world of intellectual property: Specialist publications of the IPI


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The new "Swissness" legislation strengthens the designation "Switzerland" and the Swiss cross. It helps to prevent and curb their misuse so that the value of the "Swiss" label is maintained in the long term.


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