Trademark registration in Switzerland

The word “Swiss” sounds like “prestigious”. Being a trademark registration in Switzerland is good for your business reputation. Important features for those who plan to legalize here:

  • The applicant must have a real production or obtain a legal entity in Switzerland.
  • Here they strictly refer to the mention of the region in the name. It is allowed if goods and services are associated with a place, originating from it.
  • In case of refusal to record, they explain the reasons, they can be appealed in court.
  • A registered TM can be canceled if it has not been used for 5 years.

There are several ways to Swiss trademark registration:

  • TM filing application directly to the Switzerland trademark office.
  • Within the framework of the Madrid Trademark Registration System.

It is important to note that Switzerland is not part of the European Union. Therefore, the EU trademark certificate will not be valid here. You need to go through the Swiss TM registration procedure using one of the above methods. Our trademark attorney will quickly and efficiently accompany the procedure for registering a Swiss trademark. To quickly contact us, write to Telegram or email:

We recommend conducting the Swiss trademark check before starting the registration process.

Trademark registration in Switzerland

Regardless of the chosen registration method. Before submitting an application, it is necessary to check the word and/or logo for similarity and identity with previously registered and submitted trademarks in the Swiss trademark database. We offer two options to choose from for TM check.

  • quick trademark check without report
  • with the preparation of a detailed report

We recommend that you do not ignore the procedure for conducting a trademark similarity search. Because this will help you quickly register and obtain a certificate for a Swiss trademark. The average registration period, without the opposition process, is about 4 months. If, nevertheless, opposition is declared, then the registration procedure may drag on for a year or two, and there will not always be a happy ending in the end. To quickly contact us, write to Telegram or email:

Trademark registration in Switzerland process and cost

Trademark mark law here allows for types of marks. For example, positional and moving. They can be legalized under the local procedure, and then under the international system to extend protection to other countries. National legislation would be useful for many other cases.

The process of registering a trademark in Switzerland can be divided into stages:

  • Conducting a TM search for similarity and identity.
  • Preparation and filing of a trademark application. An important point in this case is the correct selection of classes of goods and services according to the Nice classification.
  • Payment of the official fee to the Swiss trademark office.
  • Examination of a trademark application by TM office’s experts.
  • Publication of information about the declared trademark and the beginning of a 3-month opposition period.
  • If no opposition letters are submitted within the above period, the IP office will issue a trademark certificate. If, nevertheless, a letter of opposition is submitted, then an adversarial period will begin during which each party will have to present its arguments and evidence regarding the protection of its trademark. After this period, the Swiss trademark office will make conclusions regarding registration or refusal to register the trademark. The refusal can be appealed in court.

SION’s interact with the Swiss IP office directly, without intermediaries. For filing an apply, a fee of 550 CHF (Swiss francs) is paid, for an extension for 10 years 700 CHF, plus our fee. To find out the cost of trademark registration in the Switzerland, please, e-mail us:


Step 1️⃣

Select a country or countries from the list.