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
Switzerland discusses issues and concerns regarding intellectual property with numerous countries. The IPI works closely with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) as well as embassies and consulates general abroad. Serving for such discussions are the joint commissions organised by SECO as well as visits by representatives of the IPI and other federal agencies (e.g. state secretaries and federal councillors) to partner countries. Finally, the embassies also actively engage on the ground, in consultation with the IPI.
The IPI is in particularly close and regular exchange with certain key countries such as important trade partners. Since 2007, for example, Switzerland has held bilateral dialogue on intellectual property with China, led by the IPI. Efforts are being made to strengthen contacts with other countries such as Brazil, Great Britain and Singapore. Switzerland has been fostering dialogue with India for some time. However, the bilateral dialogue on intellectual property with India remains suspended during the ongoing free trade negotiations.
The cooperation with partner countries encourages the exchange of knowledge between authorities in both countries on the one hand and between economic stakeholders and government agencies on the other. The dialogue with partner countries focuses on issues which are important for the Swiss economy in relation to the protection of its intellectual property. Swiss companies and associations can submit specific questions and concerns to the IPI.
Head of International Trade Relations
Tel. +41 31 377 72 25
Deputy Head of International Trade Relations
Tel. +41 31 377 72 40
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"