Submissions and receiving correspondence

Find out everything you need to know about submissions to the IPI in the sections below. For trade marks, note that it is also possible to receive all correspondence from the IPI electronically.


Conventional channels of submission

You can submit Word and PDF files from the document and links page, as well as other documents and paperwork by email to the IPI. Please note our requirements and Terms of Use, which apply for submissions by email.

You can also submit your application by post or courier for all procedures. The possibilities for making submissions online are being expanded.

The procedures per IP right can be found under submitting documentation for procedures.


The Trade Mark Database – a submission channel for changes to the register

The most common changes to a register entry of a Swiss trade mark can be requested online via the Trade Mark Database. You will need a user account to do so, which will be created by the IPI if you use electronic delivery to receive your correspondence.


For patent applications only

Please note that for new patent applications, you must submit three copies of the technical documentation if you send them by post (only two copies are required if you are submitting them after having already filed the application). However, if you send your documents by email to the address patent.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam, you only need to attach one copy of the technical documentation as a PDF file.


Electronic delivery – receive correspondence by email for trade marks

For trade marks, you can also receive corresponence from the IPI by email after prior registration on one of the recognised delivery platforms and subsequent registration with the IPI. In this way, you can process, forward or archive IPI correspondence simply and easily. You can find all relevant information under electronic delivery.

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