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.
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