The Swiss cross can be used to identify Swiss goods. These must, however, be proven to actually originate in Switzerland. The Swiss cross may, for example, be affixed on a bottle of mineral water from a Swiss source or on watches manufactured in Switzerland.
However, the use of the Swiss cross on goods from other countries remains illegal. The use of the Swiss cross is prohibited if it is falsely claimed that the goods are linked to the Confederation.
The Swiss cross may not be used for certain goods and services (particularly in the area of medicine) if it could be confused with the emblem of the Red Cross.
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