A trademark is a distinctive symbol which is used to differentiate a company’s products and services from other competing entities. By achieving the status of a trademark owner, an individual will be able to prevent others from utilizing a similar sign for similar services or product offerings. We advise that a clearance search should be conducted first in order to ascertain that there are no conflicting signs or ones which may cause a problem if a product or services are launched in Switzerland. A registered trademark generally last for a period of 10 years and can be renewed before the expiry date.

Fees and Procedures

We will provide a Switzerland solicitor who will prepare a search report in order to confirm whether there are any existing trademarks which may pose a problem to have a particular product or service launched in Switzerland. Once a mark is registered, it should be available within 6 months without objections. Trademarks will remain legal for a period of up to 10 years unless renewed before expiry.

Fees for 1 word or 1 logo

  • Search fee to the Trade marls Registry: around CHF250
  • Registration Lodgment (up to 3 classes): around CHF2,000
  • Correspondences with the Trade mark Registry by a lawyer (if required): Time charges

Information Required

Please provide us with the following information:

  • Details of the trademark – i.e. the name and /or logo that you want to be registered;
  • Details of any color (e.g. pantone number) or unusual features of the trade mark should also be given;
  • A list of the goods and services which are being provided/supplied under the trade mark;
  • Full details of the name of the company /person owning the mark need to be provided, we shall need a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for the Company and some details of one of the Company Directors – a certified copy of a passport and utility bill will suffice.