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The Swiss-Chinese bilateral dialogue on intellectual property is a forum for the discussion of topics on intellectual property that are important for the Swiss economy. It is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (pdf) that was signed at the 17th China-Switzerland Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade of 29 May 2007 in Beijing. A working group, chaired by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the IPI, meets for this once a year. There has also been an MoU (pdf) at government agency level between the IPI and the Chinese Patent Office (State Intellectual Property Office, SIPO) since October 2012, through which a cooperation on patents and designs between these two institutions is being promoted. Bilateral meetings are held annually for this too.
20.12.2017 | Trade Marks
Time limit for the initial examination of applications for the registration of trade marks
New IPI directive for the supervision of the collective rights management organisations
Federal Council adapts copyright law to the digital age
27.09.2017 | Event
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