Why an entry in the commercial register does not provide sufficient protection
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Why an entry in the commercial register does not provide sufficient protection

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Written by Claudia Gessler on May 14, 2024
Why should you register a trademark if your company is already registered in the commercial register and the company name is therefore protected?
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Strategic market focus supported by technology monitoring
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Strategic market focus supported by technology monitoring

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Written by Elisa Wall on April 30, 2024
For strategic decisions on technology development, startups and SMEs need to keep an overview on their industry's tech landscape and are constantly seeking inspiration for further development.
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Navigating the Challenges of Green Trademarks
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Navigating the Challenges of Green Trademarks

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Written by Maria Iskic on April 19, 2024
As businesses increasingly integrate sustainability into their branding, «green trademarks» have become a strategic asset. However, the path to securing and maintaining these trademarks is fraught with some challenges. Here are some hurdles companies will need to navigate:
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IP for amazing products
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IP for amazing products

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Written by Matthias Salcher on April 18, 2024
The EU Directive 2019/904 aims to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment as well as to promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials. (see Article 1 of EU 2019/904).
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Everyday IP – acquired distinctiveness of chocolate brands in Switzerland
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Everyday IP – acquired distinctiveness of chocolate brands in Switzerland

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Written by Katerina Livi on March 28, 2024
With Easter approaching, I recently found myself strolling though the supermarket with my kids and overheard them discussing which chocolate bunnies and/or chocolate eggs they would love to find in their baskets this year.
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Sell or Rent?
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Sell or Rent?

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Written by Christian Ebner on March 06, 2024
Sell or Rent? Does it impact your intellectual property? Yes! It is a business decision which may strongly affect your IP
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Patents hinder the spreading of climatechange mitigating technologies, don’t they?
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Patents hinder the spreading of climatechange mitigating technologies, don’t they?

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Written by Jan Kleffmann on February 23, 2024
«Patents hinder the spreading of climatechange mitigating technologies, don’t they?» is a question I recently heard. Here are my thoughts on the topic.
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Trademarks often die slowly and silently
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Trademarks often die slowly and silently

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Written by Suzana Häggi on February 23, 2024
A trademark is weakened not only by the use of identical and confusingly similar marks, but also by the registration of such marks. Many owners of registered trademarks have never heard of trademark monitoring. Why should they? The trademark is registered and everything seems fine.
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No patent protection in Europe for plants obtained by CRISPR and related technologies?
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No patent protection in Europe for plants obtained by CRISPR and related technologies?

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Written by Christian Ebner on February 22, 2024
The Members of the EU Parliament have agreed to adapt the rules for NGT plants (New Genomic Techniques, i.e. plants which have been obtained by genetic engineering tools, such as CRISPR/Cas). In their proposal, the MEPs aim to introduce a complete exclusion from patentability for all NGT plants. The intention behind seems to be to avoid legal uncertainties and dependencies for farmers and breeders.
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A quick glance at the patent class on capture and storage of greenhouse gases
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A quick glance at the patent class on capture and storage of greenhouse gases

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Written by Alena Bach on February 21, 2024
In preparation for a lecture on carbon capture at the ETH this spring semester, I took the opportunity to take a closer look at the new CPC patent class Y02C, which is dedicated to capture and storage of greenhouse gases. Here are some key findings:
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