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...
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...
Federal Council adapts copyright law to the digital age
With the revision to the Copyright Act, the Federal Council wants to strengthen the rights and interests of creative artists and the cultural industries by taking a resolute approach to pirated online content. At the same time, it upholds the principle that consumers who take advantage of such illegal offers will not be criminalised. By providing measures that support research and libraries, it...
Swiss design data now available in Designview
As of 20 November 2017, national designs entered in the Swiss design register are also available in Designview. This multilingual and user-friendly search tool is provided by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It offers access to the registered designs of all participating national offices – generally patent and trade mark offices – as well as the interregional offices...
14.11.2017 | Partners and initiatives
The IPI at the SWISS INNOVATION FORUM 2017
On 16 November, the IPI will be featured again as the main partner at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) in the Congress Center Basel. Our IP experts at the IPI stand will answer questions regarding trade marks, patents and design.
A patent database that serves public health
Pat-INFORMED is the name of the most recent initiative which WIPO launched on 3 October 2017 in Geneva at the WIPO annual general meeting in cooperation with the research-based pharmaceutical industry.According to the Media Release from the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) the Pat-INFORMED database will be made publicly available mid-2018. The...
01.01.2021 | Law and policy
The sic! journal in partnership with the Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag from 2021
The ‘Swiss’ brand is adequately protected
A new record – more than one thousand inventions under the microscope eading
Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 to be held as an online festival
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally