A class heading is deemed to include only indications that are considered to be related to the heading, and is not deemed to include all goods and services of the relevant class.
|Representation before the Office||
Local representation is required unless applicant accepts limitation of goods and services as proposed by Office.
|Collective and Guarantee Marks||
Regulations governing the use of the mark must be sent through a Swiss trademark attorney directly to the Office within six months from the date of international registration. Otherwise the Office issues a provisional refusal of protection
Recording of replacement takes place upon request, filed with the Office. The national mark is not cancelled and continues to exist alongside the international registration.
Apart from formalities, the Office examines resulting from transformation on absolute grounds also.
The IPI requires documents proving that the license has been granted, such as an express declaration through which the holder authorizes the licensee to use the trademark or, for example, a copy of the licensing contract.
Last updated on: 11 September 2012