Statistics on court decisions

Figures and information on court decisions in Switzerland concerning intellectual property. The IPI is regularly informed of court judgments on intellectual property. In 2019, it was notified of 280 decisions.


Court decisions

Most judicial decisions on intellectual property concern disputes over trade mark protection. This IP right accounted for 51 per cent of the 285 court decisions made in 2019.


Court decisions in 2019

  • Total number of decisions: 280
  • Federal Administrative Court decisions: 57
  • Federal Patent Court decisions: 25
  • Federal Supreme Court decisions: 23
  • Cantonal decisions: 175


Figures apply to the period of Jan 1–Dec 31 2019. Status as of 23.06.2020.


Court decisions by legal field




Criminal law: 69

Civil law: 150

Administrative law: 61


Court decisions by specialist field



Decisions which include trade mark law: 145

Decisions which include design law: 2

Decisions which include patent law: 31

Decisions which include copyright law: 98

Decisions which include Swissness/geographical indications: 9


Court decisions by canton



Aargau: 5

Bern: 18

Geneva: 41

Zurich: 45

Remaining: 171



The judgments presented here correspond to the number of decisions that the courts have provided us with. These are the decisions that we have been informed of. The statistics are therefore not exhaustive.


You can find an anonymised overview of all decisions here: Statistics_decisions_2019 (in German). Due to data protection requirements, the decisions themselves are not passed on to third parties.