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Federal Act of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (Status as of July 1, 2011)

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Year of current version:2011
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 1993
Date of Text (Enacted):August 28, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The law provides for the definition of trademark, the scope of trademarks rights, guarantee marks and collective marks, national and international registration of marks, acquisition and scope of those rights, opposition procedure, register of marks, proceedings and penalties under civil and criminal , administrative appeals procedure, customs measures, etc.

The most recent amendments to this consolidated version of the law refer to Articles 42, 58 and 59.
Available Texts: 
English

Federal Act of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (Status as of July 1, 2011) Federal Act of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (Status as of July 1, 2011), Complete document (pdf) [455 KB]

French

Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (Etat le 1er juillet 2011) Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (Etat le 1er juillet 2011), Complete document (pdf) [152 KB]

German

Bundesgesetz vom 28. August 1992 über den Schutz von Marken und Herkunftsangaben (Stand am 1. Juli 2011) Bundesgesetz vom 28. August 1992 über den Schutz von Marken und Herkunftsangaben (Stand am 1. Juli 2011), Complete document (pdf) [153 KB]

Italian

Legge federale del 28 agosto 1992 sulla protezione dei marchi e delle indicazioni di provenienza (stato 1° luglio 2011) Legge federale del 28 agosto 1992 sulla protezione dei marchi e delle indicazioni di provenienza (stato 1° luglio 2011), Complete document (pdf) [147 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH233

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