You should file an objection to the registration of a competitor's trade mark if you 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).
If a competitor's trade mark is published on www.swissreg.ch, you can file with us an objection (doc in German) to the registration up to three months after its publication. The relevant fee of CHF 800 must be paid within the same time limit. If your opponent wins, you usually have to reimburse their lawyer's fees.
21.09.2018 | Law and policy
Information event on the revised Patents Act for experts and practitioners
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