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
Your competitors’ intellectual property
Other people are also creative and may use trade marks, patents or designs to protect their intangible assets. That is why you should always ensure that your innovations and creations do not infringe the intellectual property of others.
If you are the manufacturer of an MP3 player, for example, and you put an image of a bitten-into pear on your latest product, you could be infringing Apple’s trade mark. As a result, you could receive a written warning or, in a worst-case scenario, might even have to take your product off the market and pay damages.
If you want to avoid disputes with your competitors, then a search can help determine whether:
- Your product infringes the scope of protection of another patent
- Your product name, company name or even your logo infringes older trade mark rights
- Your competitors have registered similar designs
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
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"