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12.06.2015 | ip-search

SMEs and protecting innovations

Companies are frequently confronted with a variety of problems. By the time an SME thinks about protecting its intellectual property, however, it’s often too late. Felix Addor, deputy director general of the IPI, takes a stand on this issue in an interview published on the federal administration's SME portal.The IPI’s platform ,Envisioned. Created. Protected., provides relevant information to...

10.06.2015 |

New internet presence - your opinion counts

The Institute of Intellectual Property is planning to substantially revise the www.ipi.ch and www.ip-search.ch websites. The aim is to present our information and services tailored to customers’ needs in a more up-to-date way. •    What bothers you as a user of our websites?•    Which website sections would you definitely not miss?•    Who has a better...

11.06.2015 |

Intellectual property at Swiss Medtech Day 2015

Medical Cluster, a network of Swiss medical technology sector professionals, is organising Swiss Medtech Day at the Kursaal Bern on 17 June 2015. Plenary sessions and workshops will be dedicated not only to the importance of cooperating with global players from the perspective of an SME-heavy Swiss medical technology sector, but also to fostering creativity to create innovation.The Institute of...

11.06.2015 |

Intellectual property at Swiss Medtech Day 2015

Medical Cluster, a network of Swiss medical technology sector professionals, is organising Swiss Medtech Day at the Kursaal Bern on 17 June 2015. Plenary sessions and workshops will be dedicated not only to the importance of cooperating with global players from the perspective of an SME-heavy Swiss medical technology sector, but also to fostering creativity to create innovation.The Institute of...

10.06.2015 |

ip-search at the PATINFO 2015

ip-search will be at this year’s PATINFO 2015 in Ilmenau (Thüringen) to present itself as a competent search service provider that listens to individual customer needs. Taking place from 10 to 12 June, the theme of this year's event is dedicated to the topic: "IP: cooperation, competition, confrontation”. As an experienced service provider, we know that reliable patent information is the...

03.06.2015 | Patents

Publication of the study on the potential for optimising the Swiss national patent system

Even though the Swiss patent system has stood the test of time over the years, it is worthwhile reviewing from time to time to ensure that it still meets the requirements of a rapidly changing framework. Two economic consulting companies therefore addressed this issue under the mandate of the IPI, and have made recommendations accordingly. Further information.

22.05.2015 | Law and policy

Negotiators approve revision of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva: Signing the final Act at an official ceremony on 21 May 2015, delegates concluded the diplomatic conference and 10 days of intense negotiations to revise the Lisbon Agreement which provides for the protection and international registration of appellations of origin. In honour of the venue of the diplomatic conference, the now revised...

21.05.2015 | IP news

Decommissioning of the PCT-EASY functionality

From 1 July 2015, it will no longer be possible to file PCT applications in PCT-EASY mode.All PCT applications submitted on paper together with a copy in electronic form on or after 1 July 2015 will be treated as a PCT application in paper format. The fee reduction (CHF 100.00) will no longer apply for such applications. The IPI therefore draws attention to the possibility of filing online via...

21.05.2015 | ip-search

Decommissioning of the PCT-EASY functionality

From 1 July 2015, it will no longer be possible to file PCT applications in PCT-EASY mode.All PCT applications submitted on paper together with a copy in electronic form on or after 1 July 2015 will be treated as a PCT application in paper format. The fee reduction (CHF 100.00) will no longer apply for such applications. The IPI therefore draws attention to the possibility of filing online via...

11.05.2015 |

Lecture series ip@6: Panel discussion with Sara Stalder, Peter Münch, Claude Sutter and Jürg Herren "The fight against counterfeiting" - Bern, 26.05.2015

Anyone whose products stand out from the ordinary and everyday has always been a target of plagiarists and illegitimate users. Counterfeiters try to copy the characteristics, materials or look of an original or legally-protected product in order to benefit from the reputation of the genuine article, which is based on a trade mark, an indication of source (such as 'Swiss Made'), a design or a...