Central Industrial Property Office

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)
Stauffacherstr. 65/59g
3003 BERN

Tel. +41 31 3777777

www.ige.ch

 

1. Transfer of rights by transaction (e.g. sale, merger) or by operation of law (e.g. succession, insolvency, compulsory execution)

2. Licences and other rights

1

Which supporting documents must be filed?

Statement from the previous patent proprietor or another confirmatory document. The IPI may request, if this seems indispensable, that the signature be authenticated or that another confirmatory document be submitted such as an extract from the commercial register.


Art. 105(2) PO

Application and documents as under 1.


Art. 105(2) PO

2

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

No


 

3

Must a form be used?

No


 

4

Special fee payable?

No


 

5

Entries and data recorded in the register

Transfer of rights, licences, real rights

Declaratory effect

However, entry in the register has an influence on the legal position of third parties.


Art. 33(3), 33(4), 36(3) PA
Art. 105 PO

 

6

Is a transfer registered by the EPO under Rule 85 EPC recognised?

Yes


 

7

Special features

For documents not drafted in one of the IPI's official languages a translation will only be requested if the documents proving the transfer of rights are not evident.


 

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