Switzerland has numerous free trade agreements, which also include regulations to protect intellectual property.
The aim of free trade agreements is to open up a market and to improve the international framework conditions for economic relations with key partners. This also includes protecting intellectual property, which plays an important role in international trade. In its free trade negotiations, Switzerland therefore is committed to agree transparent and predictable rules for the protection of intellectual property rights, which are adequate and enforceable.
Switzerland concludes most of its free trade agreements within the framework of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Outside of the EFTA framework, Switzerland has free trade agreements in place with the EU, China and Japan.
25.04.2018 | IP news
Paying tribute to 15 outstanding inventors: European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced
04.04.2018 | Partners and initiatives
The IPI at the Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva from 11 to 15 April 2018 – win a pair of free entry tickets!
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