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20.03.2018 | IP news

Patent applications from Switzerland rose to a new high in 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the statistics for patent applications originating from Switzerland in its Annual Report 2017. For the second time, three higher education institutions (EPFL, ETH and the University of Zurich) were among the top 20 Swiss applicants. The company Roche, however, remains the most active patent applicant. The canton of Vaud is again the canton with the...

07.03.2018 | Patents, Event

Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich

You are invited to attend our info event on 11 April 2018 at Hotel St. Gotthard in Zurich, where we will share information on the variety of ways in which strategic patent analyses can be used in the daily management of patents.This event, which will be held in German, is aimed at patent attorneys from industry and private practice as well as any other interested persons. You can find further...

06.03.2018 | Designs

The invitation for applications for the DesignEuropa Awards 2018 is open!

After the huge success of the first edition in 2016, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is organising a second edition of the DesignEuropa Awards. Applications are open to individuals and companies that have brought an outstanding design product onto the market with the aid of a registered Community design - an IP right that is registered with the EUIPO and is valid...

05.03.2018 | Trade Marks

The latest edition of the Trade Mark Newsletter is online

Our newsletter (available in German and French) provides up-to-date information from the IPI's trade mark division,  in particular  on developments in trade mark practice. You can read the current edition here: Newsletter 2018/02-03 in GermanNewsletter 2018/02-03 in French Would you like to subscribe free of charge to this or other newsletters? Then register here to keep up to...

14.02.2018 | Event

Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?

On 1 February 2018, we at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property held discussions on innovation, availability and affordability of medical products with a variety of selected stakeholders. The panelists had discussions on how innovation can address various types of diseases and on what is needed to make sure, innovation will not only be available but also affordable for patients....

30.01.2018 | Trade Marks

The latest edition of the Trade Mark Newsletter is online

Our newsletter (available in German and French) provides up-to-date information from the IPI's trade mark division,  in particular  on developments in trade mark practice. You can read the current edition here: Newsletter 2018/01 in GermanNewsletter 2018/01 in French Would you like to subscribe free of charge to this or other newsletters? Then register here to keep up to date....

26.01.2018 | Partners and initiatives

The International Swiss Talent Forum 2018 drafts ideas for the city of the future. The IPI is involved as a sponsor.

In an age of rapidly growing populations, how can urban areas be sustainably developed? At the 7th International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF) from 17 – 20 February 2018 in Thun, 70 talented youths from across Europe will search for solutions to the challenges of the urban areas of the future.  As a sponsor of the forum, which is organised by Swiss Youth in Science, the IPI pitches one...

05.01.2018 | IPI

Annual Report 2016/2017 is now online

Find out what has been making news in the IPI during the 2016/2017 business year. The latest annual report provides an overview of activities at the IPI, and shows why the credibility of intellectual property is a cornerstone of our prosperity. The photographs illustrate basic aspects of the practice of trade mark protection. We hope you enjoy reading it!

20.12.2017 | Trade Marks

Time limit for the initial examination of applications for the registration of trade marks

Due to the high number of Swiss applications for the registration of trade marks, the time limit for the initial examination is usually increased to four months from the date of the payment of the filing fee and any class surcharges. Within this time limit, we will either confirm that your trade mark is to be accepted for registration in the trade mark register or inform you of any deficiencies...

18.12.2017 | Law and policy, Copyright

New IPI directive for the supervision of the collective rights management organisations

From 1 January 2018, the new IPI directive for the supervision of the collective rights management organisations comes into force. It sets out guidelines for the IPI as supervisory authority when reviewing the management of the collective rights management organisations. The new directive will apply as of the reporting for the business year 2018.  The goal of the modernisation was to bring...

  

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