The law on marks and signs constitutes the legal framework for most diverse types and ways of utilisation respectively of signs. In particular marks/brands (individualisation of products), personal names (identification of individuals), company names (marks of undertakings), titles of creative works, geographical designations of origin and domain names take the centre of the stage.

The general information presented on this website shall give you an overview on the Swiss and international trademark law. It shall allow for an introduction to the system of the trademark, explain the significant use of trademarks as communication system, point out the Swiss Legislation concerning trademarks and allow you, for example, to review the Swiss registration procedure.



The first trademark registered in Switzerland:
With this trademark the Swiss Trademark Register was opened on 1st of November 1880 at 8 a.m.