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Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs

Switzerland

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 5, 2001Federal Act of October 5, 2001 on the Protection of Designs (status as of July 1, 2011)
March 24, 1995Federal Act of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (status as of August 1, 2008)
December 16, 1994Act of December 16, 1994 amending Federal Act of March 30, 1900 on Industrial Designs and Models

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 17, 2005Law of June 17, 2005 on the Federal Tribunal (status as of April 1, 2012)
December 15, 1961Federal Law of December 15, 1961 on the Protection of the Names and Emblems of the United Nations and Other Intergovernmental Organizations (status as of August 1, 2008)
March 25, 1954Federal Law of March 25, 1954 on the Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross (status as of August 1, 2008)
March 30, 1911Federal Law of March 30, 1911 on the Amendment of the Swiss Civil Code (Part Five: Code of Obligations) (status as of March 1, 2012)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
November 23, 2005Ordinance of the FDHA of November 23, 2005 on Cosmetics (status as of November 1, 2010)
March 8, 2002Ordinance of March 8, 2002 on the Protection of Designs (status as at July 1, 2011)
April 28, 1997Regulation of April 28, 1997 on the Fees Charged by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (status as of July 1, 2011)

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