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 (in German) to the registration up to three months after 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.
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
The motion “Towards a modern Swiss patent” has been approved – the IPI is preparing a preliminary draft of the revision of the Patents Act
29.11.2019 | Media release
Corina Eichenberger-Walther to take over the presidency of the Institute Council of the IPI
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions