Trade marks

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning trade mark procedures:
Post/courierEmailOnline

Applications for Swiss trade marks including examination procedure (online only for new applications using e-trademark)

Opposition proceedings

Changes to the Swiss Trade Mark Register (online via the Trade Mark Database)

Renewal of a Swiss trade mark register entry

International registration based on a Swiss trade mark (online only for applications using IR-Online)

International registrations with extension to Switzerland

  

Please note the following:

  • The official email addresses, requirements and Terms of Use that apply for email submissions can be found on the page email submissions.
  • Trade mark applications and applications for an international registration based on a Swiss trade mark can be sent via post, courier or email (as a PDF attachment) using the official form only.
  • Requests to divide an application or a trade mark, requests to withdraw or cancel an application or trade mark as well as to cancel or divide goods and service classes still need a signature and therefore may only be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  

Patents

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning patent procedures:
Post/courierEmailOnline

Applications to file Swiss patents

Opposition proceedings for Swiss patents

Amendments to the register for CH and EP patents

Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC)

EP Receiving Office (through the EPO website only)

PCT Receiving Office (online via ePCT)

Application for Entry in the Patent Attorney Register

  

Please note the following:

  • The official email addresses, requirements and Terms of Use that apply for email submissions can be found on the page email submissions.
  • Confirmation of equivalence for repeat filings of biological material for a Swiss patent filing may NOT be sent via email. For EP and PCT patent applications, the respective organisation’s online application system must be used.
  • Withdrawing a patent application, waiving a patent, partially waiving a patent, waiving an SPC as well as filing or rectifying the name of the inventor and waiving the mention of the inventor still require a signature and therefore may only be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  

Designs

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning design procedures:
Post/courierEmailOnline

Application to register a design

Procedures related to designs already registered

  

Please note the following:

  • The official email addresses, requirements and Terms of Use that apply for email submissions can be found on the page email submissions.
  • Applications for deferring publication as well as for early termination of deferment must be submitted as a PDF attachment via email.
  • Applications for waiver or partial waiver must be sent via email as a PDF attachment.
  

PDOs/PGIs

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning PDO-PGI procedures:
 Post/courierEmailOnline

Applications

Opposition proceedings

Amendments to the tender specification

  

Please note the following:

  • The official email addresses, requirements and Terms of Use that apply for email submissions can be found on the page email submissions.
  

Copyright

Post/courier
EmailOnline

Procedures regarding the supervision of the collective rights management organisations

  

Please note the following:

  • The official email addresses, requirements and Terms of Use that apply for email submissions can be found on the page email submissions.
  
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