Laws and Regulations under TRIPS Art. 63.2 - View details of the document

Switzerland
Federal Law on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source (consolidated version, status as at 3 October 2000)
Definitions, existence of trademark rights, guarantee marks and collective marks, national and international registration of marks, acquisition and scope of rights, opposition procedure, trademarks register, civil and criminal proceedings, administrative appeals procedure, Customs measures, etc. Amendments in line with Articles 53 and 55 of the TRIPS Agreement. Amendments following the assumption by the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property on 1 January 1996 of the tasks of the Federal Office for Intellectual Property. Amendments with a view to the ratification of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of 27 June 1989 and the Trademark Law Treaty of 27 October 1994. Deadlines for requesting an extension of registration (Article 10); division of application or registration (Article 17(a)); international registration of marks (Articles 44 to 46). Amendments concerning court jurisdiction according to location, currently regulated by the new Federal Law on Jurisdiction in Civil Matters.[ Amendment introduced by the Law on Jurisdiction of 24 March 2000 (See Annex II: Civil judicial procedures and remedies).] Publication medium. Definitions, protection and Customs measures. Identification marks on watches, Customs measures, etc. Proceedings and penalties under civil and criminal law. Provisional measures. Customs measures.
Entered into effect on 1 April 1993. (Article 36 entered into effect on 1 January 1994) (Law on the Protection of Trademarks, LPM; RS 232.11, RO 1993 274)
Amendments: - Article 72. Adopted on 16 December 1994. Entered into effect on 1 July 1995. (RO 1995 1781) - Articles 10.2, 10.4, 28.3, 28.4, 40, 41.2, 43.2 and 45.2. Adopted on 24 March 1995. Entered into effect on 1 January 1996. (RO 1995 5050) - Articles 10, 17(a), 44 to 46 and 46(a). Adopted on 4 October 1996. Entered into effect on 1 May 1997. (RO 1997 1028 1030) Preamble; Articles 58.1, 58.2 and 59.3 (repealed). Adopted on 24 March 2000. Entered into effect on 1 January 2001. (RO 2000 2355) Most recent amendments [Amendment introduced by the Law on Designs of 5 October 2001 (See Annex I: Industrial designs).]: - Preamble, Article 38.3. Adopted on 5 October 2001. Entered into effect on 1 July 2002. (RO 2002 1456)