Courses with a practical approach on areas related to the various IP rights for all levels of knowledge and experience.
It isn't only quality and price that influence buying decisions. Aesthetics play a role, too.
Design creates a sense of identity, which is a key aspect when positioning a product on the market. This applies to the design of all products, from simple consumer goods to complex machines. The design is often in the detail so identifying this at an early stage helps you determine the potential for solid protection.
The Swiss Designs Act (Art. 1 DesA) describes a design as:
"The design of products or parts of products that is characterised in particular by the arrangement of lines, surfaces, contours or colours or by the materials used."
Design therefore covers much more than what is described in ordinary language as a designer object. Any product can potentially be protected by a design right, particularly if you have put special emphasis on its design.
3D designs can also be protected by other IP rights. Find out more in the following sections:
SMEs used the lockdown period to develop new ideas – an insight into an initiative of the IPI during the coronavirus crisis
08.06.2020 | Patents
More support for innovative SMEs and start-ups – assisted patent searches at a reduced fee until the end of 2020
Better international protection for Swiss geographical indications
The IPI is actively participating in the WIPO dialogue on intellectual property and artificial intelligence
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions