Do you want to know more about a patent, a patent application or a supplementary protection certificate? The IPI provides you with information on every IP right in effect in Switzerland or abroad.
We are happy to provide written information on all bibliographic information included in the patents register (e.g. applicant, inventor, country of filing) and the legal status of Swiss IP rights.
Swiss IP rights include:
- Swiss patents and published Swiss applications (CH)
- European patents and applications designating Switzerland and Liechtenstein (EP)
- International patent applications for Switzerland (PCT)
- Supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and SPC applications.
- Legal Status Search
Informs you about the legal status of an IP right, e.g. whether a patent is still in force.
- Name Search
Provides you with a list of IP rights belonging to a specific owner or inventor.
- Priority Search
Tells you whether there is a Swiss IP right based on a priority number from another country.
- SPC Search
Tells you whether a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for a medicinal product or plant protection product has been applied for.
You can query information on published Swiss applications, granted Swiss patents, and granted European patents designating Switzerland and Liechtenstein in our online database free of charge at www.swissreg.ch.
If you would like to know the legal status of an IP right in another country, we would be happy to ask the relevant foreign national office on your behalf; the fee remains the same. We will simply forward on their response to you without any further processing from us.
Upon agreement but usually withing five working days
Min. CHF 90 per request. If the search takes more than one hour, every additional hour will be billed at CHF 180 per hour (IPI Fee Regulations, Art. 3, para. 2).
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