If something's not clear, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our Contact Centre staff will be happy to answer your questions on protecting your innovations and creations or will put you through to an expert if necessary.
Have you invented something and don’t know how to proceed? Or do you have a technical question? During an assisted patent search, a patent expert in your technical field searches in patent databases together with you and answers your questions on patenting. This half day session at our office in Bern costs CHF 300.
Have you had an idea, pursued it persistently, developed a product and now, after a huge effort, are successfully launching it on the market? Read about the roles patents, trade marks, designs and copyright can play in our Guide for Innovative and Creative Minds.
Do you need an expert’s opinion on which protection is best for you? Or would you like help in choosing a trade mark or defining the scope of protection for your patent application? Or maybe you need advice on handling a dispute with a competitor?
Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency supports science-based innovation projects jointly run by companies and research partners. In addition, Innosuisse offers a range of opportunities for the transfer of knowledge between research and industry on a national and international level.
With the e-Learning tool from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), you can gain the knowledge you need on intellectual property according to the sector and the product or production phase in which your company is involved. In addition, the platform provides plenty of general information on what can be protected and how.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has developed a new IP Diagnostic Tool, which allows you to receive a free report on your company’s IP rights. The process is simple. All you have to do is answer questions about the IP situation in your company in the WIPO online tool. There are several blocks of questions on topics such as innovation, trade marks, licensing and the international activities of your company. At the end of each section, you receive a report with recommendations and further information on the competitiveness of your company.
Mediation for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes in Switzerland
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) offers mediation, arbitration and expert determination options to enable private parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border commercial disputes. The WIPO Center is international and specialized in intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. It has a strong focus on providing time- and cost-efficient proceedings.
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
The IPI simplifies IP rights management with new online services
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
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"