News & Analysis
- Data & Tools
- Login | Register
The court considered whether the registration of marks referring to sporting events by non-sponsors creates a risk of misleading the public, and addressed for the first time the public domain character of such trademarks.
01 July 2022
The new practice will result in a simplified procedure for many trademark owners.
13 May 2022
According to the Federal Supreme Court, the distinctive character of acronyms depends mainly on whether the sequence of letters can be pronounced as a word, or whether it can only be spelt out.
23 March 2022
The Federal Administrative Court held that a likelihood of indirect confusion could not be excluded, despite the increased level of attention of consumers when purchasing motorised vehicles.
28 February 2022
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court disagreed with the strict approach followed by the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in this case.
28 October 2021
With exceptions, it will no longer be a prerequisite to limit goods and services to their geographical origin for trademarks containing an indication of source. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property appears to be becoming more flexible, aligning its approach with that of the European Union.
21 October 2021
In an exclusive interview, Swiss Enforcement managing director David Stärkle reveals why the Iceland dispute at the EUIPO is important for the broader trademark ecosystem.
19 October 2021
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has put an end to the long-running dispute between Nestlé and Ethical Coffee, which had launched biodegradable coffee capsules compatible with the Nespresso system.
19 October 2021
In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba’s auction site launching patent price guidance, a California cookie maker pushing back on Hershey infringement claims, and much more.
03 September 2021
Bacardi has had mixed results in its attempt to obtain the revocation of two marks containing the word element ‘thePirate.com’ based on its PYRAT mark.
20 August 2021
Get unlimited access to all WTR content