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 2020, it was notified of 190 decisions.


Court decisions

Most judicial decisions on intellectual property concern disputes over trade mark protection. This IP right accounted for 64 per cent of the 194 court decisions made in 2020.


Court decisions in 2020

  • Total number of decisions: 190
  • Federal Administrative Court decisions: 40
  • Federal Patent Court decisions: 14
  • Federal Supreme Court decisions: 36
  • Cantonal decisions: 100


Figures apply to the period of Jan 1–Dec 31 2020. Status as of 09.07.2021.


Court decisions by legal field

Criminal law: 70

Civil law: 72

Administrative law: 48


Court decisions by specialist field

Decisions which include trade mark law: 124

Decisions which include design law: 3

Decisions which include patent law: 26

Decisions which include copyright law: 29

Decisions which include Swissness/geographical indications: 12


Court decisions by canton

Aargau: 9

Bern: 26

Geneva: 5

Zurich: 15

Remaining: 45



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 2020 (in German). Due to data protection requirements, the decisions themselves are not passed on to third parties.