World Intellectual Property Organization

Switzerland

Federal Law of March 25, 1954 on the Protection of the Emblem and Name of the Red Cross (status as of August 1, 2008)

Shortcuts

Switzerland

Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1955
Date of Text (Enacted):March 25, 1954
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:The emblem of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is protected as a trademark by the Geneva Conventions and its Additional Protocols. The High Contracting Parties need to ensure that there is no misuses of the emblem during both peace times and armed conflicts.

For provisions regulating the use of trademarks, trade names, designs and models, see Articles 7-11.
Available Texts: 
French

Loi fédérale 25 mars 1954 concernant la protection de l’emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge du (état le 1er août 2008) Loi fédérale 25 mars 1954 concernant la protection de l’emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge du (état le 1er août 2008), Complete document (pdf) [488 KB] Loi fédérale 25 mars 1954 concernant la protection de l’emblème et du nom de la Croix-Rouge du (état le 1er août 2008), Complete document (htm) [43 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

German

Bundesgesetz vom 25. März 1954 betreffend den Schutz des Zeichens und des Namens des Roten Kreuzes (stand am 1. August 2008) Bundesgesetz vom 25. März 1954 betreffend den Schutz des Zeichens und des Namens des Roten Kreuzes (stand am 1. August 2008), Complete document (pdf) [493 KB]

Italian

Legge federale del 25 marzo 1954 concernente la protezione dell'emblema e del nome della Croce Rossa (stato 1° agosto 2008) Legge federale del 25 marzo 1954 concernente la protezione dell'emblema e del nome della Croce Rossa (stato 1° agosto 2008), Complete document (pdf) [486 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH197

Explore WIPO