SWISS CONFEDERATION CONCERNING TRADEMARKS

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MESSAGE FROM THE SWISS CONFEDERATION REGARDING TRADEMARKS

Tag : Swiss Confederation, Trademark Protection, Commercial Register, Trademark

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Should you protect your intellectual property?

A company should decide as early as possible whether and how it intends to protect its innovations and other creations (such as inventions, logos, product designs, or packaging designs).

When it comes to inventions, a company must act before the idea is disclosed to the public. It should ensure that it does not itself infringe the intellectual property (trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights) rights of others. Ideally, a strategy should be established for the protection of intellectual property.

It should be noted that when setting up a business, registration on the commercial register does not protect the business name (company name) as a trademark. The company is only partially protected against the use of its name by third parties to designate their products or services. Therefore, it may be worthwhile registering the company name on the trademark register as well.

You will find information on copyright and protecting innovations and creations through the filing of patents, trademarks, and designs in the “Intellectual Property” section.

Intellectual property : protecting innovations and creations

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