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Federal Law of June 25, 1954 on Patents for Inventions (status as of December 17, 1976)

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Year of current version:1976
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1956
Date of Text (Enacted):June 25, 1954
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The law contains provisions relating to existence of patent rights, national and European patents, international patent applications, acquisition and scope of rights, register of patents, civil and criminal procedures in prior examinations, administrative remedies, etc.
Art. 40(a) states that in the field of semi-conductor technology, licensing is obligatory solely to counter a practice declared to be anti-competitive following a judicial or administrative procedure.
Art. 68 refers to the safeguarding of industrial or business secrets.
In respect of Patents, Switzerland and Liechtenstein constitute a single territory.'

The law entered into force on January 1, 1956 except for Articles 89.2, 90.2, 90.3, 91.2, 91.3, 96.1, 96.3, 101.1 and 105.3, which entered into force on October 1, 1959.
Available Texts: 
English

Federal Law of June 25, 1954 on Patents for Inventions (status as of December 17, 1976) Federal Law of June 25, 1954 on Patents for Inventions (status as of December 17, 1976), Complete document (pdf) [213 KB]

French

Loi fédérale du 25 juin 1954 sur les brevets d'invention (état le 17 décembre 1976) Loi fédérale du 25 juin 1954 sur les brevets d'invention (état le 17 décembre 1976), Complete document (pdf) [277 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH012

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