Global Intellectual Property Center

Switzerland

Switzerland

Primary Sources

  • Federal Act of March 20, 2009, on the Federal Patent Court (status as of December 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Federal Act of June 25, 1954, on Patents for Inventions (status as of January 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Federal Act of October 5, 2001, on the Protection of Designs (status as of July 1, 2011) (2011)
  • Federal Act of October 9, 1992, on Copyright and Related Rights (status as of January 1, 2011) (2011)
  • Federal Act of August 28, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (status as of July 1, 2011) (2011)
  • Federal Act of March 24, 1995, on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (status as of August 1, 2008) (2008)
  • Law of June 17, 2005, on the Federal Administrative Court (status as of July 1, 2016) (2016)
  • Swiss Civil Procedure Code of December 19, 2008 (as amended up to July 1, 2014) (2014)
  • Swiss Criminal Procedure Code of October 5, 2007 (as amended up to July 1, 2014) (2014)
  • Federal Act on Data Protection of June 19, 1992 (as amended up to January 1, 2014) (2014)
  • Federal Act of December 19, 1986, on Unfair Competition (as amended up to July 1, 2014) (2014)
  • Federal Act of December 15, 2000, on Medicines and Medical Devices (Status as of July 1, 2013) (2013)
  • Federal Act on Cartels and other Restraints of Competition of October 6, 1995 (as amended up to May 1, 2013) (2013)
  • Federal Act on Cartels and Other Restrictions to Competition of 6 October 1995 (status as of May 1, 2013) (2013)
  • Law of June 17, 2005 on the Federal Tribunal (status as of April 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Federal Law of June 20, 2003 on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (as of January 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Law of March 24, 2000 on the Personnel of the Confederation (status as of January 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Swiss Criminal Code of December 21, 1937 (status as of July 16, 2012) (2012)
  • Civil Code of December 10, 1907 (status as of January 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Federal Law of December 15, 2000 on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (status as of October 1, 2010) (2010)
  • Federal Law of October 6, 1995 on Technical Barriers to Trade (status as of July 1, 2010) (2010)
  • Draft Federal Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, December 2015

Secondary Sources

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  • AIPPI (2012), “The interplay between design and copyright protection for industrial products (Q 231)’
  • AIPPI (2012), Injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs (Q 219)
  • AIPPI (2013), “Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation (Q 234)”
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  • AIPPI Study Report (2016), “Study Question (Designs) – Requirements for protection of designs”
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  • Federal Council (2015), “The Federal Council wants to Modernize Copyright: Opening of Consultation”, Press Release, 12/11/2015
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  • Parliamentary Library (2015), “State Council – Autumn Session documentation”, 8/25/2015
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  • SBB/CFF/FFS (2010), “General Terms and Conditions for the Procurement and Maintenance of Stan- dard Software”
  • SIMSA (2013), “HOSTING CODE OF CONDUCT (HCC) Notice and take down”
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