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).
World IP Day – how SMEs reliably bring their ideas to market
United against ‘Swissness’ misuse – the IPI and Swiss exporters are working together
IPI Director General becomes delegate in the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation
Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival