Similarity Search

The Swiss trade mark registration procedure requires that a trade mark be examined for compliance with legal requirements but not whether it infringes an already existing registered trade mark.
Infringement of rights can result in high costs (opposition proceedings, potential damages, and expensive civil court fees). Since a civil court case can be opened long after a trade mark has been registered by a third party, additional expenses for advertising and other investment for your trade mark can be lost as well.

Before you apply for registration we recommend a similarity search to clarify whether similar, confusing or even identical trade marks have been registered or are pending. This applies equally to word, device or combined marks.

  
Prices for five classes of goods/services
Word marks

Immediate

Expedited

Standard

CHF 650
CHF 500
CHF 400
Device marks

Expedited

Standard

CHF 800
CHF 600
Combined marksExpedited
Standard
CHF 1000
CHF 800
  
Deadlines
ImmediateSame day (if the order is received before 9:30am) or within 24 hours
Express2-3 working days
Standard5-7 working days