Register your Trademark in Switzerland with our registration service
File your Trademark application with our experienced trademark attorneys
Be sure to protect your name, word mark or logo in Switzerland. At Archilex Consulting SA we support our clients in each step of the trademark prosecution, from the filing of the application till the registration of the trademark.
Swiss Trademark Registration
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- Fill out the form
- We will review your order
- You will get a confirmation of the order along with the payment details
- We will proceed with the trademark search (if requested)
- We will file the trademark application after your approval
- Once the trademark has been registered, certificate will be sent you by email
- Direct contact with our experienced trademark attorneys
- Fixed flat fees for the filing of the application
- Official fees and Professional fees included
- No hidden costs
- Easy online ordering
- Review of the application by our trademark attorneys
Registrable Swiss Trademarks
In Switzerland all signs capable of being graphically represented and fulfilling the requirements of distinctiveness and novelty are registrable trademarks before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
According to the Swiss trademark law any graphic representation can be used as a trademark. Therefore words, combinations of letters, numbers, graphic images (logos), three-dimensional forms, slogans, any combination of these elements, series of tones (acoustic trademarks) shall be registered as trademarks.
Swiss trademark registration process
After the filing of the application for the registration of a Swiss trademark, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property performs a formal and substantive examination of the trademark application. Depending on the examination results, the trademark is then entered in the register or refused. If the trademark is registered, it will be published at Swissreg and the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property will send the certificate of registration.
Starting from the publication of the trademark on Swissreg, a three-month opposition period begins. Therefore, according to Swiss trademark law, owners of prior trademarks, which are identical or similar to the published one, can file opposition proceedings against such trademark within this time limit.
In case no opposition proceeding has been filed, the registration of the trademark will be definitive. The registration process takes approximately from 1 to 6 months from the filing date, assuming there are no major objections or oppositions.
Duration and Renewals
Swiss trademarks are valid for 10 years running from the filing date. An indefinite number of renewals is possible for subsequent 10 years periods.
Effects of the registration of a trademark in Switzerland
A registered Swiss trademark grants the owner the exclusive right to use a certain sign for specific goods and services in the entire Swiss territory. At the same time, a trademark owner shall grant someone else the right to use it for a certain period. A registered Swiss trademark grants as well the owner the chance to prevent others from using an identical or similar sign for the same or similar goods and services.
The international classification of goods and services (the Nice Agreement) applies. Applications for trademarks registration may include more than one class of goods and/or services.
Our Swiss Trademark Services
We assist our clients with a strategic approach to the protection and enforcement of their trademarks in Switzerland, including attending to preliminary clearances, the filing of the applications and the registration of trademarks, dealing with opposition, non-use and infringement actions, assisting with commercial transactions and providing experienced litigation services. Many of our clients outsource their entire trademark function to us to establish, maintain and protect their portfolio.
Our services include:
- Trademarks clearances (preliminary searches in trademarks registers, company registers, as well as Internet searches)
- Prosecution of trademark applications
- Assignments, renewals, objections
- Trademark litigation
- Brand protection strategies
- Drafting and negotiating agreements (coexistence agreements, tradename agreements, trademark purchase agreements)
- Due diligence, especially in M&A transactions