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
Filing an objection
When should you file an objection?
You should file an objection to the registration of a competitor's trade mark if your trade marks could be confused with one another. In other words, if the impression is given that the goods or services concerned originate from the same company (or from companies that are economically linked).
How do you proceed?
If the registration of a competitor's trade mark is published on www.swissreg.ch, you can file an objection (in German) with us within three months of its publication. The relevant fee must be paid within the same time limit. If your opponent wins, you usually have to reimburse their lawyer's fees.
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
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"