Everything you need to know about Swissreg

 

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Trademarks

What kind of data does Swissreg have?

  • Pending applications: New applications are usually available in the database within 8 days of receipt.
  • Cancelled applications: Swissreg includes all applications which were cancelled after July 2006.
  • Active trademarks: All valid registered trademarks are included in Swissreg II.
  • Cancelled trademarks: Swissreg includes all trademarks which were cancelled after July 2006.

International registrations with effect in Switzerland

Although Swissreg includes all Swiss trademarks and applications, it does not include international trademarks with effect in Switzerland. International trademarks are registered at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (www.wipo.org) in Geneva. The online register can be searched for free using Romarin (www.wipo.int/romarin/).

Characteristics with applications

Searching and displaying applications is basically the same as for registered trademarks except for two things:
One, there are no publication data for an application (i.e., no publication search and no matches under publication view).
Two, details view displays only the current status of the application (i.e., no history details, as is the case with already registered trademarks).

Trademark No. / Renewals

Under the current trademark law, when trademark protection is prolonged, the original trademark number is retained. Trademarks which were renewed under the previous law were issued new numbers and the old numbers were permanently erased. These cannot be found by Swissreg.

Patents

What kind of data does Swissreg have? What types of data are not included ?

  • Swiss and European patents with effect in Switzerland and Lichtenstein are available in Swissreg after they have been granted. This includes patents which are in force as well as patents which have been cancelled.
  • All Swiss patents filed after January 1978 are included. Earlier patents are also partially included.
  • EP patents after the number 00 000 001 are included.
  • The Swiss patent applications, filed on or after 01.07.2008, will be published 18 months after the date of filing or date of priority and will be included in Swissreg as from the publication day.
  • European patent applications with effect in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not included in Swissreg before the corresponding patent is granted.

Options and restrictions in searching with SWISSREG

Swissreg allows you to perform online searches of published Swiss patent applications and patents which have been granted, having effect in Switzerland and Lichtenstein and which are registered at the Institute.

International patent (PCT) applications designating Switzerland and Liechtenstein

As of 01.07.2008 PCT patent applications designating Switzerland and Liechtenstein are included in Swissreg only if the national phase for the patent application has been entered (national way) or if the corresponding European patent is granted through the European Patent Office. International applications are listed on the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) website once they have been published http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/

Links to other databases

There is a link to Espacenet (European Patent Office) in the results list and the detail view, where you can find information in addition to what is relevant for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This information is not administered by the Institute.

Links to patent documents

For each patent granted and each published patent application, a document including the technical specifications (description of the invention, patent claims, abstract and possibly illustrations) is available. These documents can be viewed using the links in the results list.

Publication date

The publication dates are only searchable since the introduction of the electronic publication as from 01.07.2008. Earlier publication dates are only shown in the detailed view with the number of the publication and year, but cannot be searched in this form. Searching for documents published before 01.07.2008 can be done, using the date of granting or cancellation, in advanced search mode.

Viewing of results

No more than 500 results will be displayed. If your search results in more than 500 records, a simplified result list will be shown. Please note that if your search results in more than 10’000 records, 10’000 accidental records will be shown.

SPC

What kind of data does Swissreg have? What types of data are not included?

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for Swiss and European (basic) patents with effect for Switzerland and Liechtenstein are accessible in Swissreg as soon as they have been published. This includes both valid and cancelled SPCs. Unpublished SPC applications are not available in Swissreg.

Options and restrictions in searching with Swissreg

Swissreg is a tool for making online searches of granted and cancelled SPCs which are registered at the Institute of Intellectual Property.

Link to the basic patent

A link to the basic patent of the SPC is in the results list and in the detailed view.

Publication details

Publication details can only be searched after the electronic publication. Older publication dates only appear in the detailed view with the publication number and year; however, they can't be searched with this information.

Designs

What kind of data does Swissreg have? What types of data are not included?

Swiss and European designs with effect in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are available in Swissreg after they have been published. This includes designs which are in force as well as designs which have been cancelled.

Options and restrictions in searching with Swissreg

Swissreg is a tool for making online searches of designs designating Switzerland which have been granted and registered at the Institute of Intellectual Property and published. Swissreg is intended for general information. For complete and reliable searches we recommend having them done professionally.

International designs applications designating Switzerland

Design applications designating Switzerland which are deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are not in the Swissreg database. After they are published, they can be searched at the WIPO website. http://www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/search/hague/search-struct.jsp

Publication date

Publication dates as of 13.11.1981 can be searched in Swissreg. Designs numbered 112,001 and higher are included in the database.

Results list

No more than 500 results will be displayed. If your search results in more than 500 citations, then 500 will be randomly displayed with one exception: If the publication date is used as the search term, all entries for that date will be displayed.