Better protection for 'Made in Switzerland' and the Swiss cross

The Federal Council began the consultation procedure for the four 'Swissness' implementing regulations on 20 June 2014. See press release (available in German, French and Italian only, pdf 24 KB).
These ordinances further specify the improvements adopted by Parliament on protecting the 'Made in Switzerland' designation and the Swiss cross with precise rules and lead to more clarity and legal certainty.
The entry into force of the entire 'Swissness' bundle is planned for 1 January 2017. However, companies will have until 31 December 2018 to have time to adjust to the new 'Swissness' regulations.
The consultation procedure will last until 17 October 2014. The documentation can be viewed on the internet at the Swiss Confederation’s Consultation Procedures page (available in German, French and Italian only) or on the IPI website.