You can apply to patent your invention in one or several countries individually or you can choose a centralised granting or application procedure such as the European or international procedure. The procedures can also be combined. The filing date of the first application always establishes the priority.
There are three possibilities for applying for a patent, which lead to two types of patents for Switzerland and Liechtenstein – a national and a European patent. Both are administered by the IPI.
09.11.2018 | IPI
Children visit the IPI on National Future Day
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office