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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Switzerland

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
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 August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source
August 28, 1992Federal Act of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (Status as of July 1, 2011)
March 20, 1975Federal Act of March 20, 1975 on the Protection of New Plant Varieties (status as of January 1, 2011)

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)
September 6, 1995Federal Law of October 6, 1995 on Technical Barriers to Trade (status as of July 1, 2010)
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)
June 5, 1931Federal Law of June 5, 1931 on the Protection of Coats of Arms and Other Public Signs (status as of August 1, 2008)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
October 26, 2011Ordinance of October 26, 2011 on the Production and Placing on the Market of Feedstuffs (status as of January 1, 2012)
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)
April 28, 1997Regulation of April 28, 1997 on the Fees Charged by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (status as of July 1, 2011)
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 23, 1992Ordinance of December 23, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks (status as of July 1, 2011)
December 23, 1971Ordinance of December 23, 1971 on the Use of the Designation 'Swiss' for Watches (status as of July 1, 1995)

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
January 1, 2011Guidelines on Trademarks

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