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.
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.
Criminal law: 69
Civil law: 150
Administrative law: 61
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
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.
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