Federal Law of August 28, 1992, on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (status as of December 21, 2004)

Year of Version:2004
Date of Last Amendment:December 19, 2003
Date of Entry into Force: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, Trademarks
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 assumption by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property on 1 January 1996 of tasks of the Federal Office for Intellectual Property.
Articles 10, 17(a), 44 to 46 and 46(a) relate to the amendments with a view to the ratification of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of June 27, 1989 and the Trademark Law Treaty of October 27, 1994.
The Preamble; Article 58.1, 58.2 and 59.3 (repealed) refer to the amendments concerning court jurisdiction according to location, currently regulated by the new Federal Law on Jurisdiction in Civil Matters.
This law refers to the deadlines for requesting an extension of registration (Article 10); division of application or registration (Article 17(a)); international registration of marks (Article 44 to 46).'
Available Texts: 

Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (état le 21 décembre 2004) Loi fédérale du 28 août 1992 sur la protection des marques et des indications de provenance (état le 21 décembre 2004), Complete document (pdf) [157 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CH101