The IPI received the most design applications for the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category — for the fourth time in a row.
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 2019, most registrations were in the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category.
For the fourth year running, most designs registered with the IPI were in the ‘clocks, watches and other measuring instruments’ category. The ‘packaging’ and ‘recording equipment' (Class 14, Locarno Agreement) categories followed in second and third place.
705 IP rights for 2 852 objects
704 IP rights
809 IP rights for 3 053 objects
Total active designs in Switzerland
9 433 IP rights for 32 416 objects
9 530 IP rights for 30 000 objects
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