Friday, June 10 2022   \  Published by Lexology.

Germany Terminates Convention with Switzerland on Mutual Recognition of Trade Mark Use

Germany Terminates Convention with Switzerland on Mutual Recognition of Trade Mark Use

The "Convention between Switzerland and Germany concerning the reciprocal protection of patents, designs and trade marks, concluded on 13 April 1898" (the Convention) provides that a trade amrk registered in Germany may also be used in the territory of Switzerland to preserve its rights and vice versa. This Convention has been terminated by Germany as per 31 May 2022. The termination may have a major impact on quite a number of trade marks that are registered either in Germany or Switzerland but have only been used in the other country. Read more

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