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
Federal Council report
of 15 November 2006 on protecting "Made in Switzerland" designations and the Swiss cross
The Hutter Postulate (06.3056) and the Fetz Postulate (06.3174) mandated the Federal Council to examine possible measures, legislative or otherwise, which could better protect "Made in Switzerland" designations and the Swiss cross against illegal use.
On 3 July 2007, the Committees for Legal Affairs of the Council of States and the Council of Nations approved the Federal Council report and released it for forwarding to parliament.
Documents & links
Federal Council report on "Protecting a 'Made in Switzerland' Designation and the Swiss Cross" (pdf 1.6 MB in German or French (pdf) with appendices, or unofficial English (pdf) translation without appendices, pdf 217 KB)
Postulate 06.3056 Hutter in German (pdf)
Postulate 06.3174 Fetz in German (pdf)
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"