For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
Marking patent-protected products
If a product is patented, you can indicate it on the packaging or the product itself. This can be a selling point and can also warn off potential patent infringers.
You can, for example, feature the patent mark on your product. This consists of the Swiss cross and the patent number.
In addition, +pat+ CH or EP/CH followed by the patent number are frequently-used signs (e.g.
CH689101 for a Swiss patent or EP/CH 1109604 for a European patent that is valid in Switzerland).
If products are brought to market and labelled before the patent has been granted, the signs "pat. pend." (patent pending) or "patent applied for" may be used.
These signs are optional; however, misusing them is a criminal offence. The patent owner can require licensees of the patent to also use these signs.
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"