The IPI received the most design applications for the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category — for the third year running.
Here you will find key figures and information on design protection at the IPI.
Designs are new, creative forms that can be protected by registering them with the IPI. This includes two-dimensional designs such as fabric patterns or bottle labels as well as shapes of watches, lamps and chairs. In 2018, most registrations were in the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category.
For the third year running, most designs registered with the IPI were in the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category. The ‘furnishing’ and ‘packaging’ categories followed in second and third place.
|Design registrations||704 IP rights|
for 2529 objects
809 IP rights for 3053 objects
|861 IP rights for 2577 objects|
|Total active designs in Switzerland as per end of 2018||9530 IP rights for 30 000 objects||-||-|
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