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
Indications of source
Switzerland is a member of two treaties administered by WIPO that protect indications of source. Firstly, the Paris Convention, which prevents the use of false indications concerning the origin of products, and secondly, the Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods (1891), which provides for measures against commercial misuse. Within WIPO, the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) is responsible for international normative work relating to indications of source.
The Paris Convention and the Madrid Agreement
Switzerland is a member of two treaties administered by WIPO that protect indications of source:
- the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, which prevents the use of false indications concerning the origin of products, and
- the Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, which provides for measures against commercial misuse.
The Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT)
In WIPO, the SCT is responsible for normative work at international level, particularly in the field of indications of source. The SCT also encourages the harmonisation of national laws.
Switzerland is actively involved in the work of this committee. Together with other delegations, Switzerland has submitted several proposals for improving the protection of country names in the registration of trade marks and the delegation of internet domain names.
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
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"