As Office of a Designated Contracting Party
The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.
Absolute grounds only.
Three months commencing on the first day of the month following publication in the WIPO Gazette (non-extendable).
|Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal||
Five months from date of issue of notification by the Swiss Office (in case of provisional refusal on absolute grounds or both absolute and relative) and three months in case of provisional refusal only on relative grounds (extendable).
|Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office||
The holder may respond to the provisional refusal of protection within a period of 3 months (relative grounds) or 5 months (relative and absolute grounds combined or absolute grounds alone) before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).
Last updated on: 11 September 2012