Deciding not to register your patent, trade mark or design doesn’t mean that you are necessarily helpless against counterfeiters. If you don’t want to formally protect your intellectual property with the IPI, you can also simply keep an invention secret where practical.
If competitors act illegally by using a copied version of your product that misleads customers, you can most likely take the case to court under the Federal Act on Unfair Competition (in German).
Federal Council adapts copyright law to the digital age
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office