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24.10.2019 | IPI

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. Email and post are offered as alternative means of...

18.10.2019 | Conference

Autumn conference of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts from 24 to 25 October in Bielefeld (Germany)

The Association of Intellectual Property Experts’ autumn conference, which is taking place from 24 to 25 October 2019 in Bielefeld, has a number of interesting lectures lined up on its programme, such as A Comparison of European Patent Box Regimes, Financially Evaluating IP Rights and Enforcing IP Rights in Africa. The annual conference is open to everyone. We are taking part in this year’s...

18.10.2019 | Conference

Medtech & Pharma Platform 2019 from 24 to 25 October in BaselOktober in Basel

“Pharma and medtech innovation in times of societal, technological and regulatory shifts” is the theme of this year’s Medtech & Pharma Platform Annual Conference. The event, which is its sixth anniversary, is taking place from 24 to 25 October in the Congress Center in Basel. The aim of the annual conference is to bring together stakeholders from the life sciences sector to foster...

18.10.2019 | Event, Patents

Medtech & Pharma Platform 2019 from 24 to 25 October in Basel

“Pharma and medtech innovation in times of societal, technological and regulatory shifts” is the theme of this year’s Medtech & Pharma Platform Annual Conference. The event, which is its sixth anniversary, is taking place from 24 to 25 October in the Congress Center in Basel. The aim of the annual conference is to bring together stakeholders from the life sciences sector to foster...

25.09.2019 | IP news, Trade Marks, Patents, Designs, Copyright

Study: How important IP rights are for the Swiss economy

Industries in Switzerland that make intensive use of intellectual property rights (IPR) contribute significantly to employment and the gross domestic product (GDP). This is the conclusion of a European study that has just been published. The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have examined the role IP rights play in economic performance,...

18.09.2019 | Law and policy, IP news, Conference

Conference on the Future of IP

From 11 to 13 September, IP experts from around the world gathered in Zurich for the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Conference. The topic: the future of IP. Over the course of three days at ETH Zurich, attendees took part in lectures, panel discussions and workshops on IP rights. Well-attended IPI panel As one of the conference sponsors, the IPI organised a panel entitled...

09.09.2019 | Conference

IPO Annual Meeting from 24 to 26 September in Washington DC

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association from 24 to 26 September 2019 in Washington DC, patent attorneys and IP experts from all over the world will be discussing strategies and trends in the field of intellectual property. ip-search will also be present at the event as an exhibitor. Why not pay us a visit? It would be a pleasure to see you there. You will find...

09.09.2019 | Conference

AIPPI World Congress from 15 to 18 September in London

This year’s congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – known as AIPPI, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle – is taking place from 15 to 18 September 2019 in London. We are looking forward to discussing with you the most current developments and trends in the field of patent information at the event. You can find...

02.09.2019 | Media release, Law and policy, Indications of source

Better international protection for Swiss quality products

The agreement between Georgia and Switzerland on the protection of geographical indications and use of the indication of source “Switzerland” comes into force on 1 September 2019. It protects well-known Swiss indications and contributes to maintaining the long-term reputation of Swiss quality products. Key points at a glance: The agreement lists protected designations. This means that, in...

02.09.2019 | IP news, Partners and initiatives

How SMEs can benefit from a design strategy

How do I develop a design strategy? At the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is holding a breakout session on this topic. Under the motto "Try", inspiring projects will be presented at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) in Basel on 21 November.  In addition to keynotes, participants can take part in breakout sessions and...