Trade mark and owner monitoring

After a trade mark is registered, it is up to trade mark owners to defend their rights and to react to newer trade mark registrations that could be confused with their own trade mark. When examining a request to register a trade mark, the IPI does not examine whether an identical or similar trade mark is already registered.

Trade mark monitoring provides you with monthly information about newly registered or amended trade marks. It gives you information about trade mark applications that are claiming protection in Switzerland and are identical or similar to your sign. This enables you to promptly take the necessary steps to defend your rights such as filing opposition to the newer sign with the IPI. This safeguards your trade mark rights and keeps you in touch with what your competition is doing.

  

Automated trade mark monitoring

You receive a report with all trade marks that have been found by our search program without it being evaluated by our trade mark experts.

  

Prepared monitoring reports

Our search experts evaluate the results of the automated search. Any trade marks clearly posing no danger of confusion to your trade mark are eliminated from the list. The report you receive is clear and easy to interpret.

  
Prices for up to five classes of goods/services
VersionPrice per year in CHF
Monitoring for word marksAutomated
Prepared
140
400
Monitoring for figurative marksAutomated
Prepared
140
400
Monitoring for combined marksAutomated
Prepared
200
560
  
Delivery
The reports are usually delivered by email. On request, they can be sent by post for an additional fee of CHF 60 per year. The first monitoring report will be sent at the latest three working days after the request has been received.
  

Owner monitoring

Stay informed about what your competition is up to by monitoring the trade mark activities of your competitor. We keep you up to date of newly registered and amended trade marks as well as trade mark applications on a monthly basis.

  
Price for 45 classes of goods and/or services
annually: CHF 400 
  
Delivery
The reports are usually delivered per email. On request, they can be sent by post for an additional fee of CHF 60 per year. The first monitoring report will be sent at the latest three working days after the request has been received.