Switzerland

Ordinance of September 2, 2015, on the Use of Swiss Indications of Source for Foodstuffs (status as at January 1, 2017)

Year of Version:2017
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 2017
Date of Text (Issued):September 2, 2015
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
Notes:
This Ordinance implements the following provisions of the Federal Act of August 28, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (status as of January 1, 2017):
- Articles 48, paragraph 4, relating to indications of source for natural products and foodstuffs;
- Article 48b, paragraphs 1 and 4; relating to indications of source for foodstuffs;
- Article 50, relating to special provisions for Swiss indications of source.

The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states that:
'Provisions implementing the rules governing the use of Swiss indications of source for food products.'
Available Texts: 
French

Ordonnance du 2 septembre 2015 sur l'utilisation des indications de provenance suisses pour les denrées alimentaires (état le 1er janvier 2017) Ordonnance du 2 septembre 2015  sur l'utilisation des indications de provenance suisses pour les denrées alimentaires (état le 1er janvier 2017), Complete document (pdf) [123 KB] Ordonnance du 2 septembre 2015  sur l'utilisation des indications de provenance suisses pour les denrées alimentaires (état le 1er janvier 2017), Complete document (htm) [31 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

German

Verordnung über die Verwendung von schweizerischen Herkunftsangaben für Lebensmittel vom 2. September 2015 (stand am 1. Januar 2017) Verordnung über die Verwendung von schweizerischen Herkunftsangaben für Lebensmittel vom 2. September 2015 (stand am 1. Januar 2017), Complete document (pdf) [121 KB]

Italian

Ordinanza sull'utilizzo di indicazioni di provenienza svizzere per le derrate alimentari del 2 settembre 2015 (stato 1° gennaio 2017) Ordinanza sull'utilizzo di indicazioni di provenienza svizzere per le derrate alimentari del 2 settembre 2015 (stato 1° gennaio 2017), Complete document (pdf) [117 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH346

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