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Federal Law of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property

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Year of current version:1995
Date of Text (Enacted):March 24, 1995
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (IPI), established under public law, took over the tasks of the Federal Office for Intellectual Property on January 1, 1996.
The entry into force of the Federal Law of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property and the Ordinance of October 25, 1995 on the Fees Charged by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property required amendments to the legislation relating to trademarks, industrial designs, patents, copyright and neighboring rights and the topographies of integrated circuits.
The amendments to the laws concerning trademarks, industrial designs and patents are set out in the Annex to the law.
As regards the other areas, the related amendments were introduced by the Ordinance. These amendments concern, among other things, provisions regarding fees and registration procedures.'

This law entered into force on January 1, 1996, except for Articles 3, 4(1), (2), (4) on November 15, 1995; and Articles 4(3), 13(3) on January 1, 1997 (see Article 19 for further details).
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English

Federal Law of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property Federal Law of March 24, 1995 on the Statute and Tasks of the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property, Complete document (pdf) [33 KB]

French

Loi fédérale du 24 mars 1995 sur le statut et les tâches de l'Institut fédéral de la Propriété intellectuelle (LIPI) Loi fédérale du 24 mars 1995 sur le statut et les tâches de l'Institut fédéral de la Propriété intellectuelle (LIPI), Complete document (pdf) [47 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:CH001

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