Registering a trademark in Switzerland and extending its protection will be more affordable.
On December 16 last year, the Federal Council approved the amended Fee Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).
According to the press release of the Federal Council, “From 1 July 2023, it will cost 450 Swiss francs to file a trade mark with the IPI instead of the current 550 Swiss francs. In addition, the fee for protecting an international trade mark in Switzerland for three classes of goods will be reduced by 50 Swiss francs. The IPI will also offer an ‘e-discount’ of 100 Swiss francs from this date onwards for applications submitted electronically. A trade mark is protected for ten years from its filing date. After that, protection can be renewed indefinitely for ten years at a time. With effect from 1 July 2024, the renewal fee will be decreased from 700 to 550 Swiss francs.” Read more