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's brochures can be downloaded in PDF format. For a print version, please get in touch with the Contact Centre or use the feedback form.
You can find the IPI's annual reports and annual financial statements here.
"Envisioned. Created. Protected." Pocket Guide
"Envisioned. Created. Protected." Pocket Guide The small-format brochure offers an introduction to intellectual property and the topics of trade marks, patents, design protection, copyright, indication of origin as well as trade mark and patent searches.
"Filing a patent" brochure
In German (PDF) Valuable information for drafting a patent application is found in this brochure. Furthermore, it contains information about the application procedure in Switzerland and about the protection of an invention abroad.
"Protecting designs" brochure
In German (PDF) The six page brochure puts the most important information required for applying to register a design in Switzerland and for its protection abroad in a nutshell.
Documents & links
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"