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Welcome to the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

You can patent your inventions and protect your trademarks and designs with us. We are the federal government's central point of contact for all your questions on intellectual property.

Further information on the tasks of the IPI.

Our website for SMEs and newcomers

Is protecting innovations and creations new territory for you?
You can read about the essentials concerning trade marks, patents, designs, copyrights and indications of source, how you can protect them correctly, as well as the experiences of Swiss SMEs in protecting intellectual property at sme.ipi.ch.

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Further information on...

  • swissreg
    Information on protected inventions, trade marks and designs in Switzerland
  • e-trademark
    Online trade mark registration
  • ip-search
    Patent and technology searches and trade mark searches

Current information about ...

  • Working Group on Copyright: AGUR12
  • the legislative porposal on better protecting the «Swiss» brand
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  • Counterfeiting and piracy in Switzerland
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  • Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

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