Once your patent has been granted, the invention you filed is protected by patent in Switzerland. As the patent owner, you can now defend and commercially exploit the patent.
Once your patent has been granted, you will receive a certificate as the patent owner. The patent specification is entered in the Swiss Register and published on www.swissreg.ch.
After your patent has been granted, the following topics may be of interest to you:
- Third parties can file opposition to the patent within nine months from when the patent was granted.
- The patent remains in force for a further year once you have paid the renewal fee.
- Products may be marked as being patent protected.
- Patent owners can derive economic benefits from patents.
- Patents can be opposed.
- Patent owners can enforce their patents in Switzerland.
- We recommend ensuring your register entry is up to date.
- A supplementary protection certificate can be requested for medicinal or plant protection product patents.
Once the patent has been granted, the IPI is the only competent registration authority. When the European Patent Office grants a patent for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, it automatically notifies the IPI. The patent is then entered in the Swiss Patent Register.
Beware of fake invoices for fees.
You may be approached by companies or individuals offering to enter your patent in a register which is of little or no value or doesn't even exist. The same is true for offers to exploit your invention or register it abroad. We recommend that you consider such offers with caution.
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Mediation for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes in Switzerland
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) offers mediation, arbitration and expert determination options to enable private parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border commercial disputes. The WIPO Center is international and specialized in intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. It has a strong focus on providing time- and cost-efficient proceedings.
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
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"