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Federal Law of December 20, 1968 on Administrative Procedures (status as of January 1, 2011)

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Year of current version:2011
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1969
Date of Text (Enacted):December 20, 1968
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other
Notes:
This Act applies to proceedings in administrative cases that must be settled by the decisions of Federal administrative authorities ruling at first instance or on appeal (Art. 1).
Sections 21 and 24 refer to the documents addressed to the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law governs the activities of the Federal authorities competent as regards opposition procedures and the lodging, registration and renewal (with the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property) of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and models and topographies of integrated circuits. The Law also applies to proceedings relating to intellectual property before the Federal Committee.'
Available Texts: 
French

Loi fédérale du 20 décembre 1968 sur la procédure administrative (état le 1er janvier 2011) Loi fédérale du 20 décembre 1968 sur la procédure administrative (état le 1er janvier 2011), Complete document (pdf) [178 KB]

German

Bundesgesetz vom 20. Dezember 1968 über das Verwaltungsverfahren (stand am 1. Januar 2011) Bundesgesetz vom 20. Dezember 1968 über das Verwaltungsverfahren  (stand am 1. Januar 2011), Complete document (pdf) [182 KB]

Italian

Legge federale del 20 dicembre 1968 sulla procedura amministrativa (stato 1° gennaio 2011) Legge federale del 20 dicembre 1968 sulla procedura amministrativa (stato 1° gennaio 2011), Complete document (pdf) [169 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH242

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