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1 February 2023

New article “How to protect trademarks against non-use effects in Switzerland”

3 January 2023

Cost reduction for filing a trademark in Switzerland

1 December 2022

Thailand and Brazil soon joining the Hague Agreement

Dernières publications

Strategic combined approach to trademark and domain name protections

Prior to any product or service launch, the trademark and domain name protection steps must be carefully considered, aligned and taken early on. Anticipate and coordinate these steps will make the trademark and domain name portfolio generate revenues and reflect in a high return on investment. In this article, a closer look is taken at the best practices in addressing both domain name and trademark protections at each stage of the project.

Overview of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Switzerland in light of the forthcoming ratification of the Geneva Act

Geographical indications (GIs) and appellations of origin (AOs) protect the names of products for which the quality or the reputation is linked to a specific area. Their registration allows to prevent them from becoming generic or misused, which could not only harm the local producers through unfair competition, but also mislead consumers as to where the goods come from. The way of protecting GIs differs significantly from country to country. In Switzerland, there is a sui generis right system in place. In addition, parliamentary work is under way for the future ratification of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on AOs and GIs which would allow to register them through the international procedure at WIPO.

Revision to the Swiss Copyright Act

The growth of the Internet and rapid changes to technology in the digital world have led to creative content being produced, distributed and accessed in myriad new ways. Copyright rules had therefore to adapt to today’s frame. For this reason, the Swiss authorities revised the Federal Act on Copyright and Related Rights, which entered into force on 1st April 2020. The main amendments relate to online anti-piracy fight, photographs, performer’s rights, entitlement to digital use in the fields of research, education and cultural heritage, collective remuneration for audiovisual works and the creation of extended collective licences.

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Based in Geneva, SEDIN assists you in protecting, enhancing and defending your trademarks and intellectual property assets in Switzerland and internationally.

SEDIN combines a pragmatic and client-oriented approach while considering the legal framework and the corporate context.
This makes working with SEDIN a pleasant and efficient collaboration.

Blossom

We thank the whole SEDIN team for the study, advice and registration of our trademarks. We are delighted to have SEDIN as a partner, with a professional and fast approach.

Pisanello International

As a specialist in the creation of visual identities, I was looking for a trustworthy partner to accompany my clients in their efforts to protect their brands. At SEDIN, I found a firm on a human scale, which listens to specific needs and provides support that combines pedagogy, seriousness and efficiency.

Schéma Studio

Our collaboration with SEDIN was very constructive, we particularly appreciated their kind availability, their precise advice and their reactivity. Highly recommended.

Posttchi SA

I thank the team for their work and their professionalism. Trust, guidance and availability. A competent team which met my needs.

SI Maloan

The services of SEDIN were perfectly adapted to our request. We particularly appreciated the reactivity and the expertise. To recommend without hesitation.

Candeo Corporate Services