Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Switzerland

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 20, 2014Federal Law of June 20, 2014, on Foodstuffs and Everyday Objects (status as of May 1, 2017)
March 21, 2014Federal Act of March 21, 2014, on the Dissemination of the Swiss Training Abroad (Swiss Schools Abroad, Lese Act)(status as of January 1, 2016)
June 21, 2013Federal Act of June 21, 2013, on the Protection of the Swiss Coat of Arms and Other Public Signs (status as of January 1, 2017)
June 17, 2005Act of June 17, 2005, on the Federal Tribunal (status as of June 1, 2017)
December 19, 2003Federal Act of December 19, 2003, on Certification Services in the Domain of Electronic Signatures (Act on Electronic Signature, SCSE)
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)
June 20, 1933Federal Law of June 20, 1933, regulating the Trade in Precious Metals and Works in Precious Metals (status as of January 1, 2011)
April 11, 1889Federal Act of April 11, 1889, on Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy (DEBA) (status as of March 28, 2017)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
November 23, 2016Ordinance of November 23, 2016, on the Use of Swiss Indications of Source for Cosmetic Products (status as of January 1, 2017)
June 17, 2016Ordinance of December 23, 1971, on the Use of the Designation 'Swiss' for Watches (Amendment of June 17, 2016)
September 2, 2015Ordinance of September 2, 2015, on the Register for Protected Designations of Origin and Geographical Indications for Non-Agricultural Products (status as of January 1, 2017)
September 2, 2015Ordinance of September 2, 2015, on the Protection of the Swiss Coats of Arms and other Public Signs (status as of January 1, 2017)
October 26, 2011Ordinance of October 26, 2011, on the Production and Distribution of Animal Feed (status as at February 1, 2016)
May 19, 2010Ordinance of May 19, 2010, regulating the Marketing of Products Manufactured According to Foreign Technical Requirements and Market Surveillance thereof (Ordinance on the Marketing of Products Manufactured according to Foreign Technical Requirements (OPPEtr)(status as of August 1, 2016)
November 7, 2007Ordinance of 7 November 2007, on Parks of National Importance (Parks Ordinance, ParkO)(status as of 1 September 2014)
November 23, 2005Ordinance of the FDHA of November 23, 2005, on Cosmetics (status as of November 1, 2010)
December 3, 2004Ordinance on the Protection of Trademarks of December 23, 1992, (Amendment of December 3, 2004)
March 8, 2002Ordinance of December 23, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks (Amendment of March 8, 2002)
November 13, 2001Regulation of April 28, 1997, on the Fees Charged by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (Amendment of November 13, 2001)
August 11, 1999Regulation of April 28, 1997, on the Fees Charged by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (Amendment of August 11, 1999)
October 25, 1995Ordinance of December 23, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks (Amendment of October 25, 1995)
May 17, 1995Ordinance of December 23, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks (Amendment of May 17, 1995)
December 16, 1994Act of December 16, 1994, amending Federal Act of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source
December 23, 1992Ordinance of December 23, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (status as of January 1, 2017)
December 23, 1971Ordinance of December 23, 1971, on the Use of the Designation 'Swiss' for Watches (status as of January 1, 2017)

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
January 1, 2011Guidelines on Trademarks