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 IPI will start classifying Swiss patent documents in accordance with the Cooperative Patent Classification System from December 2017
From December 2017, the IPI will classify Swiss patent documents (i.e. patent applications and patent specifications) according to the Cooperative Patent Classification System (CPC) in addition to the Classification according to the International Patent Classification (IPC). The first documents will be published on 15 December.
The CPC is the joint classification system of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and is also used by many other patent offices. In comparison to the IPC, it allows for a more detailed classification of patent documents in specialised categories, which is beneficial for some patent searches.
Unlike IPC symbols, CPC symbols are not provided on Swiss patent documents and are only registered in patent databases such as on Espacenet. The CPC symbols assigned by the IPI will be listed in addition to the CPC symbols assigned by the EPO. The CPC symbols will currently not be shown in Swissreg, the IPI’s official organ of publication.
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"