Liechtenstein (LI)


Nice Classification

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.
The Office does not accept the heading “personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals” in class 45.

Representation before the Office

For some matters, such as general information, trademark research and ordering of copies from the Register, a patent attorney is not required.
Local Representaion 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 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.


The Office examines the transformed mark only on formalities.
A transformation fee of 400 CHF is required for an application of up to three classes, and for each class above, 50 CHF.

Maintenance Requirement

Not required.


Last updated on: March 18, 2014