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PATENT INDEX 2021 OF THE OEB – SWITZERLAND

Like many other countries, Switzerland has seen a significant increase in the number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2021, more precisely 8442 applications, which is an increase of 3.9 % compared to the year 2020. It thus takes the 7th place in the ranking of […]

MADRID PROTOCOL – CHILE AND CAPE VERDE

The Madrid Protocol will enter into force for Chile on July 4, 2022 and for Cape Verde on July 6. Applicants from Switzerland (contracting party to the Madrid Agreement and Protocol) will be able to apply for trademark registrations in these two new countries, via the Madrid system, which now covers […]

PARIS UNION CONVENTION AND PCT – CAPE VERDE

On July 6, 2022, the Paris Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will enter into force for Cape Verde, allowing inventors from other PCT member states, including Switzerland, to protect their inventions in Cape Verde through this treaty which has 156 contracting Member States. The PCT offers the advantage of […]

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