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
Protecting trade marks
Consumers make buying decisions every day. Product brands can help them to decide which product to buy. This is because they allow the consumer to make a connection between the product and the manufacturer, the quality, the origin and the price. Manufacturers individualise their products or services through trade marks and their depiction of them. Here, entrepreneurs tell about their own brand strategy experiences.
From DIY to inventor
Moritz Mühlebach from Zurich tells us how he manages his intellectual property.
Moritz Mühlebach, Profloor Technology GmbH, Dietlikon ZH
Marketing with a seal of quality
Guaranteed energy efficiency: how Aarplan Architekten AG put the 'Minergie' mark to use.
Ronald Huber, Aarplan Architekten AG, Solothurn SO
Switch cabinets for the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA)
Strategic protection through patents: how Swibox AG built up a new business segment
Hans Ulrich Zwahlen, Swibox AG, Flamatt FR
The innovative doctor
Step by step towards intellectual property protection - the surgeon, Philipp Kirchhoff, from Basel has developed an implant that stabilises artificial bowel openings.
Philipp Kirchhoff, Koring GmbH, Basel BS
Sliding with top performance
Safeguarding marketing and distribution: why the fittings manufacturer EKU, from Thurgau, places importance on comprehensive IP protection.
Heinz Schmidhauser, CEO, EKU AG, Sirnach TG
Patent searches as a signpost: the Lucerne company Bächli AG attunes itself to the current surge of innovations in transformer technology.
Herbert Bächli, CEO, Bächli AG, Obernau LU
Ophthalmology with perspectives
IP-refinement with strong partners - for its entry into the US market, the Zurich Eye Clinic IROC teams up with licensees.
Michael Mrochen, CEO, Iroc AG, Zurich ZH
The Rolls Royce amongst wheelchairs
The patent specification as the crux of the matter - wheelchair manufacturer Küschall in Solothurn attaches importance to details even with IP protection.
Rainer Küschall, CEO, Küschall AG, Witterswil SO
For animal health
Pulling no punches - how Prionics, a life science company in Zurich, defends its intellectual property.
Markus Moser, CEO, Prionics AG, Schlieren ZH
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
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"