Design protection does not automatically protect an entire product.
Design protection covers the external appearance and visual impression of a product. The manufacture, utility, intended use and technical effect of a design are not protected.
Animated creations are not currently covered by design protection in Switzerland.
Design elements that breach the Coat of Arms Protection Act (e.g. the Swiss cross) or the names and signs of the organisations of the United Nations and other intergovernmental organisations
(e.g. UNICEF), cannot be protected.
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