Advanced search options

Add search operators to your search terms for a more targeted search or to search for terms with similar spellings. You can also restrict your search to individual fields. All search operators can be used in combination with each other.



Restrict your search with AND or NOT

If you search for several terms in the database, these will be connected by OR by default. Each result will contain at least one of these search terms.


Search Results

james bond

James Bond 007, JAMES DEAN, Petro Bond


The search operator AND

If you combine search terms by using AND (or and), you will only find IP rights that contain these search terms. You can also place a + before the compulsory terms.


Search Results

pro AND vita
Or: pro and vita
Or: +pro +vita

PROVITA Gesundheitsversicherung AG, VITA pro, ProVita Medical (fig.)


The search operator NOT

If you want to exclude search results containing specific terms, please combine the terms to be excluded by using NOT (or not) or by placing a minus sign in front of them.


Search Results

emmi NOT AG

or: +emmi -AG

Emmi-Dental, Emmi Ultrasonic GmbH, Emmi-Nail, EMMI PUR


Search for exact word sequences with " "

If you want to search for exact word/character sequences, please place them in double quotation marks (e.g. "for you"). You will only obtain search results in which the word sequences exactly match what you entered.


Search Results

"for life"

FOR LIFE, Wisdom for Life, RACE FOR LIFE

"quo vadis"

Quo vadis Drossapharm, Quo Vadis Reisen


Search for terms with variable characters with * and ?

You can use placeholders to search for terms with variable characters. For example, a word with various endings (table, tables, tablecloth) or words with different spellings (colour, color). You can position the placeholders at the start, the end, or the middle of a word or in several positions in a word.

The options are:

  • ? for exactly one sign
  • * for any number of signs (including zero)
Search Results


ECOM, Ecosolve, auto école lémanique, Swiss School of Economics


Ritz-Carlton, Hitz & Partner, Kitz, César Ritz Collèges


Ägeribier, Verbier Addict, Hommage au Gibier


Sette Torri, Settore di formazione esame tessile, SETLINE, Never settle for less, Setelle


Search for similar terms with ~

Place a tilde symbol (~) at the end of a word to perform a fuzzy search, in other words, to search for similar terms. You will find character sequences that vary from your term by up to two operations (insertion, deletion or substitution of a letter).

Example: a search for for spot~ will find spit (o is replaced by i – varies by one operation) and pet (s deleted and o is replaced by e).  

Use ~1 to allow terms to only differ by one operation (insertion, deletion or substitution of a letter) – and to obtain fewer results.  

Keyboard shortcuts for the tilde symbol: for Windows: Alt Gr and ^, for Mac OS: Alt and N, for Linux: Alt Gr and +, each followed by a space.


Search Results


Pars, Lars, Marc O’Polo, Marsh Mellow, Star Wars


The same results as those for mars~1, plus Cara, Bass, Barr, for example


Search within ranges with [TO]

You can use [TO] to search within a range, for example, within a number series.


Search Results

trademarkno:[400000 TO 400100]

All trade marks with a trade mark number between 400000 and 400100


Search in specific fields

By default, all trade mark titles, word elements of word/figurative marks, trade mark and application numbers, owner and representative addresses and goods and services will be searched (known as fields). For example, if you search for Sprüngli, you will find all IP rights that contain Sprüngli in their title, as well as all IP rights belonging to the owner Confiserie Sprüngli AG.

For a more targeted search, you can limit this search to single fields. To do so, use the advanced search. Alternatively, you can enter the field name in the search box or refine the search via the results list.


The following fields are available:


Field Description


Title of the trade mark – e.g. Caran d'Ache

Word element

Word element of word/figurative marks – e.g. Hero

Trade mark number

Six-digit number – e.g. 694783

Application number

Five-digit number – e.g. 74422


Person or company – e.g. "Peter Meyer", Migros, Zurich. The search function looks for the search term in all the owner addresses.


Person or company which represents the trade mark owner vis-à-vis the IPI – e.g. Müller.


Goods and services or Nice Classification – e.g. bier, 32
Tip: To search classes of goods and services, you can also use the Nice Classification filter.


Search a field via the results list

All relevant fields for your search term are displayed in the results lists (only in the list view). You can select one of these fields to restrict the search to the corresponding data field. In the example below, if you clicked on the field Title: MARS ROUGE, the search results would only contain terms with mars in the title.


Search a field via the search box

You can also input the fields you want to search directly in the search box. To do so, add the field name as a prefix before the search term – e.g. trademarkno:694783, owner:"Peter Meyer"or lgs:32.


The field search can also be combined with search operators such as placeholders or AND or NOT connectors.



Search Results

title:family title:familie

Trade marks (and applications) with the word element family or Familie in their title, e.g. Happy Family, SCHWEIZER FAMILIE

 +lgs:25 +lgs:3

Registered word/figurative marks with the word element bio in classes 25 and 3, e.g. BIO-SANA

title:camille -owner:bloch

Trade marks (and applications) with the word element camille in their title, but also trade marks (and applications) owned by Chocolats Camille Bloch SA, e.g. Café Camille

owner:“Tissot SA” +representative:*

Trade marks (and applications) registered by a representative of Tissot SA, e.g. SEAMATIC