Trade Marks

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning trade mark procedures:
Post/courierFaxEmailOnline
Applications for Swiss trade marks including examination procedure (online only for new applications using e-trademark)
Opposition proceedings
Amendments to registered Swiss trade marks (incl. renewals)
International registration based on a Swiss trade mark (online only for applications using IR-Online)
International registrations with extension to Switzerland
  

Please note the following:

  • The official email address for submissions concerning trade mark procedures is: tm.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam bots.ch. Only submissions that are sent to this address are considered to be legally-binding and in observance of the time limit. They are only deemed to have been received by the IPI when you have received a confirmation email (see Terms of Use on the Electronic Submissions Process by E-Mail (PDF)).
  • Trade mark applications as well as applications for an international registration based on a Swiss trade mark must be submitted using the official form and may be sent via post, courier, fax, or email (as a PDF attachment).
  • Requests to divide an application or a trade mark, requests to withdraw or cancel an application or trade mark as well as to cancel or divide goods and service classes still need a signature and therefore may only be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • Certificates (e.g. certificates of transfer, power of attorney, priority documents) must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • The IPI also reserves the right to request the original signed document at a later date.
  

Patents

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning patent procedures:
Post/courierFaxEmailOnline
Applications to file Swiss patents
Opposition proceedings for Swiss patents
Amendments to the register for CH and EP patents
Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC)
EP Receiving Office (through EPO website only)
PCT Receiving Office (online via ePCT)
Application for Entry in the Patent Attorney Register
  

Please note the following:

  • Confirmation of equivalence for repeat filings of biological material for a Swiss patent filing may NOT be sent via email.
  • For EP and PCT patent applications, the respective organisation’s online application system must be used.
  • Withdrawing a patent application, waiving a patent, partially waiving a patent, waiving the SPC as well as filing or rectifying the name of the inventor and waiving the naming of the inventor still require a signature and therefore may only be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • Certificates (e.g. certificates of transfer, power of attorney, priority documents) must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • The IPI also reserves the right to demand the original signed document at a later date.
  

Design

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning design procedures:
Post/courierFaxEmailOnline
Application to register a design
Procedures related to designs already registered
  

Please note the following:

  • Applications for deferring publication as well as for early termination of deferment must be submitted as a PDF attachment via email.
  • Applications for waiver or partial waiver must be sent via email as a PDF attachment.
  • Certificates (e.g. certificates of transfer, power of attorney, priority documents) must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • The IPI also reserves the right to demand the original signed document at a later date.
  

PDO-PGI

The following channels of communication are available for submissions concerning PDO-PGI procedures:
 Post/courierFaxEmailOnline
Applications
Opposition proceedings
Amendments to the tender specification
  

Please note the following:

  • The official email address for submissions concerning PDO-PGI procedures is: origin.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam bots.ch. Only submissions that are sent to this address are considered to be legally-binding and in observance of the time limit. They are only deemed to have been received by the IPI when you have received a confirmation email (see Terms of Use on the Electronic Submissions Process by E-Mail (PDF)).
  • Certificates (e.g. certificates of transfer, power of attorney, priority documents) must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment. It is recommended to also send in the product specification as a Word document.
  • The IPI reserves the right to demand the original signed document at a later date.
  

Copyright

Post/courier
FaxEmailOnline
Procedures regarding the supervision of the collective rights management organisations
  

Please note the following:

  • The official email address for submissions concerning copyright procedures is: copyright.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam bots.ch. Only submissions that are sent to this address are considered to be legally-binding and in observance of the time limit. They are only deemed to have been received by the IPI when you have received a confirmation email (see Terms of Use on the Electronic Submissions Process by E-Mail).
  • Certificates (e.g. certificates of transfer, power of attorney, priority documents) must be submitted via email as a PDF attachment.
  • The IPI also reserves the right to demand the original signed document at a later date.
  
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