Yes, there are. The protection of company names falls within the remit of the Federal Commercial Registry Office and general enquiries should be directed to them. Actual applications for registration should be directed to the cantonal or local department of commerce.
Plant varieties and their designations are protected by the Plant Varieties Rights Office within the Federal Office for Agriculture. This office is also responsible for AOCs (appellations of controlled origin) and PGIs (protected geographical indications).
21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Revised guidelines for the substantive examination of national patent applications effective 1 January 2019
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?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève