The Swiss Designs Act (DesA) stipulates both the requirements for protection (Art. 2 DesA) and the grounds for refusal (Art. 4 DesA) of a design.
In order to protect your design, it must be:
- not yet publicly known
- sufficiently distinctive from existing designs in key features.
Your design must not:
- be unlawful
- go against public morals
- be only comprised of features that are dictated solely by the technical function of the product.
We examine whether there are any grounds for refusal with the exception of the point on technical function; it is up to you, however, to check that your design meets the requirements for protection.
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