Requesting electronic delivery of correspondence for trade marks

You should ideally use online delivery for all trade mark procedures – from the submission of your application to the renewal of IP right. Find out how to register for this service in our step-by-step explanation below.


Step 1: Register with IncaMail or PrivaSphere

Register with one of the delivery platforms approved for communicating with the Swiss public authorities and activate your email address. For registration and technical requirements, please refer to the information provided by the relevant platform provider:


Step 2: Request electronic delivery from the IPI

1. For new trade mark applications via e-trademark

Please activate "electronic delivery" under the section "General".

2. For new applications a requests via forms (trade marks, patents, supplementary protection certificates and designs)

Please select electronic delivery in the application form.

3. For existing IP rights and procedures

Please send a request by email to tm.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam (for trade marks), (for patents an supplementary protection certificates) or design.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam (for designs), including the following:

  • Your express consent to electronic delivery
  • Your electronic delivery address
    Tell us the email address you used to register on the IncaMail or PrivaSphere delivery platform.
  • A postal delivery address in Switzerland
    Please give us a postal delivery address. Note that a foreign delivery address is not permitted.
  • The IP rights and procedures concerned
    Tell us the IP rights and all procedures, e.g. registration, register amendment or renewal, for which you would like to receive correspondence from the IPI electronically.

We will then send you all future correspondence from concerning the IP rights and procedures you requested in electronic format – quickly and without fuss.


Please note:

  • The electronic delivery address (email address registered in the eGov subscriber directory) is always linked to a postal delivery address. It is therefore not possible to use the same electronic delivery address with multiple postal delivery addresses.