Here we are: two weeks ago, Switzerland has acceded the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin (AOs) and Geographical Indications (GIs)!The entry into force will be on December 1st, 2021. This accession will allow Swiss producers to use the international registration procedure for protected AOs and GIs such as e.g. Swiss Watches, L’Etivaz, Tête de Moine, Viande Séchée du Valais. The main changes brought about by this accession are outlined in our paper of last year which provides an overview of the protection system in Switzerland and the consequences of the application of the Geneva Act – which is soon a reality.
Our news on intellectual property
Accession of Switzerland to the Geneva Act
31 August 2021
On-going consultation on the review of the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection
20 August 2021
New article “The Swiss response to the concerning issue of counterfeiting”
12 August 2021