The trade mark database provides information on active and cancelled trade marks as well as trade mark applications in Switzerland. Owners and representatives can also manage their applications and registered trade marks via the database.
In the trade mark database, you can find out about active, cancelled and newly registered trade marks in Switzerland – in terms of both their current status and their history. You will find the following data in the database:
Swiss trade marks
All active trade marks and pending trade mark applications
All trade marks and trade mark applications cancelled since July 2006
International trade marks
All active international trade marks with the designation Switzerland
Cancelled international trade marks with the designation Switzerland
Swiss trade mark applications are shown in the database within six working days of receipt of the application. In contrast to the information on active and cancelled trade marks, you will only find information on the current status of applications without any history.
Good to know:
The IPI’s publication organ remains Swissreg for the time being. Further information.
Only extracts from the IP rights registers maintained by the IPI are legally binding.
You can quickly and easily find out about active and newly registered trade marks in the database. Please be aware that searching the database before you submit a trade mark application is not sufficient to conclusively rule out potential conflicts with previously registered trade marks. Among other things, similar trade marks can only be found to a limited extent. It is also not possible to search for figurative elements. For example, the search term fox only finds trade marks with the word element fox, but not figurative marks or word/figurative marks with a fox as a figurative element. Finally, you should take similar-sounding trade marks into account, which can also lead to confusion. Commissioning a search by specialists is therefore indispensable if you wish to have a reliable basis for taking decisions. Please contact a trade mark search provider.
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"