For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
|Assisted Patent Search Assisted Patent Analysis|
We carry out the assisted search/analysis in your presence at the IPI, via an online meeting platform or at a partner location (also via an online meeting solution).
CHF 300 including VAT (IPI Fee Ordinance Art. 3 para. 2, only available in German, French or Italian)
You may eligible for a discount if you are participating in a funding programme and/or already have a voucher with a discount code from an innovation promoter.
If the details provided prove to be incorrect, the IPI will invoice the applicant the standard service fee of CHF 300.
Every natural or legal person can take advantage of up to four assisted patent searches or assisted patent landscape analyses within any twelve-month period.
We maintain complete confidentiality regarding all information exchanged between you and the IPI, as well as the results.
|Assisted Patent Search||Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis|
4 hours. If required and if agreed, 8 hours maximum
8 hours maximum
The assisted patent search/patent landscape analysis is offered to representatives of the following target groups in Switzerland:
Due to the time and databases available, we can only carry out an initial basic search. If you require a more comprehensive overview of the state of the art or a basis for a freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis, we recommend ordering an advanced patent search.
Due to the time and databases available, we can only carry out an initial basic search of a general field of technology by applicant, number of patent documents etc.
For more detailed analysis, particularly for specific technology fields, qualitative patent indicators or if a larger number of documents must be examined, an advanced patent landscape is required. You can find providers on the page advanced searches.
You will receive up to 50 of the patent citations found.
You will a report with the resolts of the analysis as well as 50 of the patent citations found. A list of all patent numbers in the examined technology field will not provided.
After the search
If you would like to follow up your search by applying to patent your invention, we recommend seeking advice from a patent attorney. He or she will help you with drafting the application and technical documents. The results of the assisted patent search and our advice have no influence on the examination of your patent application.
If you need further support in evaluating the analysis, we recommend seeking advice from a business consultant or a patent attorney. They will help you interpret the results and plan the next steps.
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"