Switzerland

Trademark registration in Switzerland

Trademark registration in Switzerland
directly through the local patent office

Cost of services $894

The first step for trademark registration is to select the type of trademark, as well as the necessary classes of the Nice Classification.
The next thing to do is to conduct a preverification of mark on the identity and similarity to previously registered trademarks in the registry of the registration authority in Switzerland- Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
After the preverification, if no match is found, it is possible to apply for trademark registration.
The application is assigned a unique number, after which it enters the Examining Division.The examination is to test for compliance with the requirements of the Switzerlandtrademark law.

Fees

Filing fee: 550 CHF + 100 CHFfor each class under the Nice Agreement of 1957 Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services (the Nice Classification) more than four classes.
Examination fee: 400 CHF

Trademark registration in Switzerland
on the basis of the Madrid Protocol

Cost of services $1100

Switzerlandis a member country of the Madrid Protocol. This means that an application for trademark registration in Switzerland, you can apply on the basis of a national application. In addition, the international trademark registration has a number of other advantages:
- a simplified filing an application by filing a single international application for a number of countries;
- the fee paid once and it is a smaller amount;
- the possibility in the future to carry out territorial expansion (add other countries).

Time for consideration of an international registration in Switzerlandis 18 months.

The application for registration of a trademark on the international system on the basis of the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol, filing in World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO.

1) The fee for registration of a trademark in one country (for 3 classes of Nice Classification) (in Swiss francs, CHF):
- Black-and-white trade mark: 654 CHF;
- Colored trademark: 903 CHF,
and:
+100 CHF for each additional countries;
+ 100CHF for each additional class of the Nice Classification.

2) Individual fee of Switzerland:
for one class of the Nice Classification: 350 CHF + 50 CHF for each additional class.

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