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- 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
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- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
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EPO Report – Switzerland has the most patent applications per inhabitant
In its Annual Report 2018, the European Patent Office (EPO) has published statistics on patent applications originating from Switzerland.
A record number of patent applications were filed from Switzerland in the past year. “With regard to patents, Switzerland demonstrated very significant growth in 2018,” said EPO President António Campinos. According to the report, Switzerland is the country with the most patent applications per inhabitant. “This highlights the country’s outstanding potential for innovation,” Campinos added.
Once again, Vaud was the canton with the highest number of applications. For the fourth year running, Roche was the most active Swiss company in terms of applications filed with the EPO. The higher education institutes ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and the University of Zurich are among the top 25 Swiss patent applicants.
Further information and figures: Annual Report 2018
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
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"