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SWITZERLAND Trademark Regulations

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SWITZERLAND

Trademark Regulations

as last amended on October 25, 1995
ENTRY INTO FORCE: January 1, 1996

Chapter 1 General

1 Responsibility/ 2 Calculation of Time Limits/ 3 Languages/ 4 More Than One Trademark Applicant or Owner/ 5 Representation/ 6 Signature/ 7 Fees

Chapter 2 Registration of Trademarks

Section 1 Registration Procedure

8 Filing/ 9 Application for Registration/ 10 Reproduction of Trademark/ 11 List of Goods and Services/ 12 Priority Under the Paris Convention/ 13 Exhibition Priority/ 14 Common Provisions on Priority Declaration and Priority Document/ 15 Initial Examination/ 16 Formal Examination/ 17 Substantive Examination/ 17a Continuation of Procedure/ 18 Filing Fee and Additional Fee/ 19 Registration and Publication

Section 2 Opposition Procedure

20 Form and Content of Opposition/ 21 Representation of the Parties/ 22 Correspondence/ 23 More Than One Opposition; Suspension of Decision/ 24 Compensation of Parties

Section 3 Extension of Trademark Registration

25 Notice of Expiry of Term of Validity/ 26 Extension/ 27 Refund of Class Fee

Section 4 Amendment of Trademark Registration

28 Assignment/ 29 Licenses/ 30 Other Amendment to Trademark Registration/ 31 Cancellation of Rights of Others/ 32 Corrections/ 33 Filing of Request and Payment of Fees/ 34 Amendments Free of Charge

Section 5 Cancellation of Trademark Registration

35 Cancellation of Trademark Registration

Chapter 3 File and Trademark Register

Section 1 The File

36 Content/ 37 Inspection of Files/ 38 Information on Applications for Registration/ 39 Storage of Files

Section 2 The Trademark Register

40 Content of Register/ 41 Inspection and Extracts from the Register/ 41a Priority Document Concerning an Initial Registration in Switzerland

Chapter 4 Publications by the Institute

42 Subject Matter of Publication/ 43 Organ of Publication/ 44 Further Publications

Chapter 5 Searching

45 [Repealed]/ 46 [Repealed]

Chapter 6 International Registration of Trademarks

Section 1 Application for International Registration

47 Filing of Application/ 48 Examination by the Institute/ 49 File

Section 2 Effect of International Registration in Switzerland

50 Opposition Procedure/ 51 Suspension of Decision/ 52 Refusal of Protection and Withdrawal of Protection

Chapter 7 Producer Identification on Clocks, Watches and Movements

53 Producer Identification on Clocks, Watches and Movements

Chapter 8 Assistance from the Customs Authorities

54 Customs Storage/ 55 Request for Assistance/ 56 Withholding of Goods/ 57 Fees

Chapter 9 Final Provisions

Section 1 Repeal of Existing Law

58 Repeal of Existing Law

Section 2 Transitional Provisions

59 Time Limits/ 60 Priority of Use

Section 3 Entry Into Force

61 Entry Into Force

[Last updated 1 April 2004]