For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
The search function
You can search the trade mark database with or without using search operators. Without search operators, the search engine will only find identical terms.
How the search works
After you have entered your search term or terms into the search field and started the search, the following fields will be searched for matches:
- Trade mark titles
- Word elements of word/figurative marks
- Trade mark numbers
- Application numbers
- Goods and services
You will obtain results if the character string found matches what you typed exactly. For example, if you search for photo, it will only find results for the word photo and not photos, photograph or photographer. To search for alternative spellings or similar terms, please use the advanced search options.
If you enter several search terms, the search results will contain at least one of these terms (default operator OR).
The search engine does not differentiate between upper and lower case letters.
Terms containing umlauts and other accents
Umlauts (ä, ö, ü) and other accents (e.g. à, ô, ç) are not taken into account by the search engine. This is also the case if you use double quotation marks to search for exact word sequences. It therefore does not matter if you type umlauts or accents – a search for schön or schon will produce the same results. You cannot, however, use ae, oe or ue in place of ä, ö or ü.
Terms containing special characters
The search engine does not recognise special characters. This includes the characters + - / & ! ( ). Full stops and commas are recognised.
Because special characters function like spaces, the character sequences before and after a special character (e.g. PC-Doctor) are treated like separate terms (search for PC and Doctor). Therefore, please place search terms with special characters in double quotation marks –
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Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
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"