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This news follows on from our July 2019 short news available on the link : https://bugnion.ch/geographical-indications-switzerland/?lang=en As a reminder, the Federal Council had opened a consultation in 2019 on the possible accession of Switzerland to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and...

Since 2006, the European Patent Office (EPO) has organized an annual prize to reward the creativity of inventors. This prestigious prize, which is open to inventors even from outside the 38 EPO member states, is awarded in 5 categories (industry, research, non EPO member countries, SMEs and lifetime achievement)....

By a judgment of 24 October 2019, the General Court of the European Union (EGC) confirmed the cancellation of the three-dimensional trademark reproduced below initially registered as a European Union trademark on 6 April 1999 to designate "three-dimensional puzzles" in Class 28, namely: The issue relating to the validity of this...

The World Intellectual Property Organization's 2019 annual report entitled "World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019" reports a record number of patent, trademark and design applications filed in 2018. China ranks first with the largest number of applications for intellectual property rights. Switzerland ranks 8th for patent filings, 11th for...