The illustration of your design determines the scope of protection.
The illustration should clearly depict all the relevant information of the design. You can represent the design in the following ways:
- drawings without labels
- renderings, i.e. 3D representations of objects (not animated)
- black and white or colour photos with a good contrast
Drawings, renderings and photos in black and white or grey scale are not binding with regards to colour.
The number of illustrations that you can submit is unlimited, but additional publication costs apply if you submit two or more illustrations.
A machine-readable description of no more than 100 words can also be included with the illustrations. It will be published but does not affect the scope of protection.
For details of the technical requirements for illustrations, please see Guide for registering a design.
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
The motion “Towards a modern Swiss patent” has been approved – the IPI is preparing a preliminary draft of the revision of the Patents Act
29.11.2019 | Media release
Corina Eichenberger-Walther to take over the presidency of the Institute Council of the IPI
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions