Based on its legal mandate, the IPI takes part in international cooperation in the area of intellectual property. This cooperation takes place either independently or in collaboration with other national and international organisations. The IPI works closely with the other competent federal offices in this area.
At international level, Switzerland has committed to carrying out technical cooperation with developing countries in the field of intellectual property. Such cooperation facilitates, for example:
- A more efficient operation of the competent authorities
- Training of relevant employees
- Drafting of legislation
Pilot project for a collaboration of the five largest patent offices with search and examination of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
06.07.2018 | IPI
The founding of the sic! Foundation for intellectual property, information and competition law.
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office