From July 2022, the IPI will no longer offer trade mark searches
The IPI has assisted applicants and proprietors of trade marks with professional trade mark searches for over 60 years. It has thus given clients a reliable basis for taking decisions about trade mark protection. Nowadays, people who want to search for trade marks or monitor the market are increasingly doing so themselves using free online databases. As a result, the demand for trade mark...
06.10.2021 | ip-search
New search report from 1 October 2021
During the pilot phase, some of our clients took a closer look at the new format of our search report. They praised the fresh look, the fact that the main results of the search can be skim-read and that the report is easy to navigate. This feedback also enabled us to tailor the report even better to the needs of our clients. The main new features of the report (pdf) are the following: A...
26.03.2020 | ip-search
You have our full support – even during the current extraordinary situation
The coronavirus has profoundly changed working, social and everyday life for us all. So some things are different for us too – we are working from home to protect those who need it the most. But nothing changes for you. Because thanks to being able to work from home, we can continue to support you with our services – unreservedly. The reliability of our services continue to be fully...
24.10.2019 | ip-search
IPI fax numbers to be discontinued from 1 January 2020
The IPI will discontinue its fax services at the end of 2019. The reason for this is that the IPI’s telecommunications provider is switching from analogue telephony to the Internet Protocol (known as All IP). As a result, faxes would be susceptible to errors and the complete transmission of messages and documents would not be guaranteed. To safely communicate with the IPI, we recommend...
12.03.2019 | ip-search
Fields of technology defined by IPI patent experts now available in PatentSight
Users of the patent analysis platform PatentSight can now avail of 10 of the future-oriented technology fields defined by our experts. These contain patent information on specific topics such as smart cities, blockchain, machine learning and autonomous driving. We are proud that some of our technology fields have been integrated into one of the world’s top analysis platforms for patent...
22.01.2019 | ip-search
Webinar on the technology fields
ip-search has defined 10 specific fields of technology as being the most cutting edge. These contain patent information on technologies such as blockchain, smart cities and robotics. The fields are intended as filters when first becoming familiar with patent searches and analyses. They are available to all users in PatentSight. Dr. Jochen Spuck will explain how these technology fields have...
15 years of ip-search
The IPI has now been providing patent and trade mark searches for more than thirty years. But in November 2003, following a steady growth in demand for professionally prepared bases for decisions on trade marks and patents, the IPI decided to give its services its own name and platform in the form of “ip-search”. ip-search stands not only for premium quality patent and trade mark searches, but...
ip-search at the PATINFO 2018
From 13 to 15 June 2018, the 40th PATINFO will take place in Ilmenau, Germany. Under this year’s theme “IP Search – Impact on Competition”, service providers, patent attorneys, and industry and patent office representatives will discuss the latest developments and trends at the largest German-speaking patent information conference. The IPI will again be present this year with an exhibition stand...
04.05.2018 | ip-search
Apply for the Swiss Technology Award 2018
Have you developed an exceptional technology-based innovation? If so, you have the chance to win the coveted Swiss Technology Award 2018. You can apply up until 24 August 2018. The award ceremony will take place approximately in November at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) in Basel. You can find more information on the SIF website. The IPI is the main partner of the Swiss Innovation Forum and...
20.11.2017 | ip-search
ip-search @ IP Service World
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) will be featured at the IP Service World 2017. The conference will take place on 27 and 28 November in Munich. The patent expert, Dr. David Rees, will give a talk on strategic patent analysis.
10.08.2023 | Conference
CEPIUG 15th Anniversary Conference 17-18 September in Mailand (Fondazione Politecnico di Milano)