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.
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
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions