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Weinmann Zimmerli
The handling of Swiss patents is governed by the Federal Act of 25 June 1954 on Patents for Inventions (PatG), which was updated in 2012.
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Froriep
It lies in the nature of the blockchain technology that the control and securing of blockchain transactions have a non-proprietary character.
Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwalte
What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the trade mark office in Switzerland.
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
In Switzerland everyone agrees: One watch is not like the other watch and details matter. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court in one of its rare cases in design matters just confirmed this view under several aspects.
Froriep
With the growing universe of blockchain based systems and applications, legal questions associated with this technology emerge and require consideration (ideally) before substantial sums are invested.
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With postulate from 5th of December 2013, the Swiss Federal Council was invited to submit a report concerning the so-called artist's resale right.
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The Ordinance on the Use of the Name "Swiss" for Watches (the "Swiss Made" Ordinance for Watches) adopted in 1971 regulates the use of the indication of source "Swiss" for watches.
Froriep
While dismissing the request for ex parte measures, the Court granted the interim measures and ordered the US based registrar to place the ".com" domain names on hold.
Froriep
The Claimant, a company active in the luxury goods industry, requested from the Geneva Court interim measures against six domain name holders based on an infringement of the Swiss Trademark Protection Act.
Froriep
In autumn 2015 the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) will introduce the new .swiss-TLD. The Federal Government applied for this new TLD.
Froriep
In a late 2014 decision the Federal Administrative Court provided further guidance on how the design of a trademark can be altered without losing the rights attached to it.
Froriep
In a late 2014 decision, the Federal Administrative Court provided further guidance on how a trademark must be used (design-wise) in order to avoid losing the rights attached to it.
Froriep
In a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court clarified various issues that are important for the interpretation of the fair use provision of art. 19 of the Swiss Copyright Act.
Froriep
In a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court decided a case opposing Arthursgroup SA ("Arthur I") on the one hand and Swiss Arthur Prod SA ("Arthur II") on the other hand.
Froriep
The Federal Administrative Court recently had to decide whether the use of the sign MILLEZIMUS for wines, spirits and services of wine bars resulted in a likelihood of confusion with respect to the trademark MILLESIMA.
meyerlustenberger | lachenal
The Swiss Administrative Court has upheld a decision of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (FIIP) in which the latter had refused to register the word mark QATAR AIRWAYS.
meyerlustenberger | lachenal
In a recent decision the new Swiss Federal Patent Court confirmed that it adheres to the case law with regard of the wording of prayers for relief in Swiss patent proceedings.
Froriep
The Federal Supreme Court has clarified the requirement for establishing lack of intention to use a trademark and so the hurdles to be jumped in order to successfully claim nullity of a defensive trademark registration.
meyerlustenberger | lachenal
In the past few years, Künzli SwissSchuh AG was embroiled in several trademark disputes with the US shoe manufacturer K-Swiss. K-Swiss was established in the 1960s by two Swiss who emigrated to Los Angeles (the original founders are no longer involved in the company). K-Swiss initially imported Künzli shoes to the US (while Künzli imported American sneakers to Switzerland), then started producing its own shoes and eventually became one of the leaders in the casual shoe sector.
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It lies in the nature of the blockchain technology that the control and securing of blockchain transactions have a non-proprietary character.
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With the growing universe of blockchain based systems and applications, legal questions associated with this technology emerge and require consideration (ideally) before substantial sums are invested.
Weinmann Zimmerli
The handling of Swiss patents is governed by the Federal Act of 25 June 1954 on Patents for Inventions (PatG), which was updated in 2012.
Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwalte
What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the trade mark office in Switzerland.
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
In Switzerland everyone agrees: One watch is not like the other watch and details matter. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court in one of its rare cases in design matters just confirmed this view under several aspects.
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance
With postulate from 5th of December 2013, the Swiss Federal Council was invited to submit a report concerning the so-called artist's resale right.
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance
The referendum on whether Britain should exit the European Union has been finalized and the majority vote in the UK was to leave.
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The Ordinance on the Use of the Name "Swiss" for Watches (the "Swiss Made" Ordinance for Watches) adopted in 1971 regulates the use of the indication of source "Swiss" for watches.
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