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|
|CHF 650 |
|CHF 800 |
|Combined marks||Expedited |
|CHF 1000 |
|Immediate||Same day (if the order is received before 9:30am) or within 24 hours|
|Express||2-3 working days|
|Standard||5-7 working days|
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