Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Imagination, effort, time and money go into innovations, designs and creative logos. To ensure that you, and not your competitors, benefit, this intellectual property can be protected against imitation by patents, trademarks and designs. Innovations and creations thus become an asset and a tradable commodity. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property helps entrepreneurs to obtain timely and comprehensive information on how best to protect their intellectual capital, for example at www.ige.ch/kmu, the portal for SMEs and newcomers. It also offers useful services, from assisted patent searches for an initial assessment of an invention to complex patent and trademark searches.