A search helps you to verify the novelty of a design.
In the Swiss designs register Swissreg you can search the Swiss register for registered designs, under title, owner or classification.
Other national offices, such as the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) as well as interregional organisations such as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) allow you to conduct similar searches in their own registers.
Designview is a practical tool for searching for designs in several countries. It is run by the EUIPO and offers access to the design data of all participating offices, including the data of the DPMA, the EUIPO, the WIPO and the IPI. The information available is purely informative.
Please note that the requirements regarding image reproduction of protected designs vary by country. This means that some designs may be difficult to find. Some design searches may also not be exhaustive for other reasons. New products may be protected anywhere in the world, or not protected as a design at all.
We also recommend keeping an eye on the market, on product exhibitions and on trade literature, as well as doing your own image searches on the internet. Don't hesitate to consult a specialist if necessary.
European Inventor Award 2021: Swiss researcher in the final
New electronic IP rights administration system for patents and designs from Summer 2021
The IPI ‘Your photo. Your copyright.’ special prize awarded at the LernFilm Festival 2021
CIPCO/IPI ‘Intellectual property law in the age of artificial intelligence’ workshop on 11 June 2021
Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival