For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
The bilateral technical cooperation projects carried out by the IPI are generally funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The IPI has funded projects with Jamaica and Kenya in the past and is currently funding a project with Iran.
In order to support structural changes in the partner countries, the projects have a duration of two to four years. The specific activities conducted within the projects are based on the concrete needs of the respective countries and are carefully assessed during the planning phase. As each country has its own explicit needs, each project is tailor-made. The partner country plays a key role in defining the focus areas of the project and in implementing the activities.
The beneficiaries of the projects in our partner countries include government agencies (mainly the respective IP office), universities, SMEs, collective management organisations, IP-related associations, and producers of local specialty products (geographical indications).
The IPI provides expertise to partner countries, usually in the form of capacity-building training sessions, studies and policy input. Our projects contribute to an improved IP system, which is expected to stimulate innovation and creativity − essential ingredients for sustainable and comprehensive economic development in the project country.
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"