The IPI publishes studies on intellectual property issues at irregular intervals.
This country study examines the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the field of intellectual property in Switzerland. DLT is commonly referred to as ‘blockchain’. The study focuses on use cases involving this new technology and on the opportunities and challenges it presents.
How well are inventors and creative people supported with their questions about protecting their intellectual property? This study provides an overview of such support services in Switzerland.
Through interviews, surveys and an economic analysis, the study examines the extent to which the Swiss patent system could be improved.
In addition to two articles, this publication provides a methodology for evaluating geographical indications in terms of their economic, social and environmental impact.
Three studies were written as part of the SME-IP Project on the many facets of SMEs' dealings with intellectual property and the support offered to them.
No. 4: Support Services in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for SMEs in Switzerland – A Review (11.2008) The first study examines the existing services offered in the area of intellectual property, particularly for SMEs in Switzerland.
No. 5: Economic Focus Study on SMEs and Intellectual Property in Switzerland (06.2009) The second study analyses two large data sets on the handling of intellectual property by SMEs and shows the knowledge gaps and needs SMEs still have in this area.
No. 6: Case Studies on SMEs and Intellectual Property in Switzerland (07.2009) The third study illustrates the results of the first two studies with over 20 case studies of SMEs that deal with their intellectual property in very different ways.
A legal opinion on the compatibility of the disclosure obligation in implementing the ‘access and benefit sharing’ idea with the ratification of WIPO’s Patent Law Treaty (PLT).
This legal opinion shows the scope for action in implementing Directive 98/44/EC and has arisen in the context of the discussions on the harmonisation of Swiss law with this Directive.
This report presents the results of a survey of the Swiss biotechnology industry. In focus is the influence of patents on biotechnological inventions.
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
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"