World Intellectual Property Organization

Switzerland

Federal Law of April 29, 1998 on Agriculture (status as of January 1, 2012)

Shortcuts

Switzerland

Year of current version:2012
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1999
Date of Text (Enacted):April 29, 1998
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law replaces the Law on Agriculture of 3 October 1951.
Art. 14-16 (agricultural products and processed agricultural products): production methods, specific product characteristics, appellations of origin and geographical indications, register of appellations of origin and geographical indications.
Art. 63-64 (viticulture): delegation of authority to the Federal Council to define the concepts of appellation of origin, registered appellation of origin and indication of source (Art. 63); grading of grape harvest lots (Art. 64).
Art. 166 (proceedings): administrative appeal procedure against decisions.

For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:

Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 7 'Means of production and agricultural capital goods protected by a patent' and

Title 6, Chapter 3, Section 1 'Plant Selection'.
Available Texts: 
French

Loi fédérale du 29 avril 1998 sur l'agriculture (état le 1er janvier 2012) Loi fédérale du 29 avril 1998 sur l'agriculture (état le 1er janvier 2012), Complete document (pdf) [283 KB]

German

Bundesgesetz vom 29. April 1998 über die Landwirtschaft (stand am 1. Januar 2010) Bundesgesetz vom 29. April 1998 über die Landwirtschaft (stand am 1. Januar 2010), Complete document (pdf) [282 KB]

Italian

Legge federale del 29 aprile 1998 sull’agricoltura (stato 1° gennaio 2012) Legge federale del 29 aprile 1998 sull’agricoltura (stato 1° gennaio 2012), Complete document (pdf) [285 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH241

Explore WIPO