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Federal Law of August 28, 1992 on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications Source (as last amended on March 24, 1995)

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Year of current version:1995
Date of last amendment:March 24, 1995
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 1993
Date of Text (Enacted):August 28, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by Switzerland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This law contains provisions on definitions of trademarks and scope of of trademark rights, guarantee marks and collective marks, national and international registration of marks, acquisition and scope of rights, opposition procedure, register of marks, civil and criminal law proceedings, administrative appeals procedure, customs measures.
Article 72 contains the amendments in line with Articles 53 and 55 of the TRIPS Agreement.
Articles 10.2, 10.4, 28.3, 28.4, 40, 41.2, 43.2 and 45.2 contain the amendments following the asumption by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property on 1 January 1996 of tasks of the Federal Office for Intellectual Property.'
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French

Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (modifiée en dernier lieu le 24 mars 1995) Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (modifiée en dernier lieu le 24 mars 1995), Complete document (pdf) [210 KB] Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (modifiée en dernier lieu le 24 mars 1995), Complete document (htm) [72 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH073

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