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Up to date on: 6.12.2007
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Intellectual property protection in Switzerland - useful links

Laws 

Swiss patent law – also valid in Lichtenstein –
http://www.patentlaw.ch
(the also are links to authors –law, trademark-law, design-law, ICT-law covering information and communication technologies, other industrial laws e.g. concerning food, drugs) 

The website for the revision of the Swiss copyright law
http://www.urheberrecht.ch/D/

Governmental institutions and resources

Swiss government portal for SMEs
www.kmu.admin.ch

Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE)
www.ige.ch = www.ipi.ch

Leitfaden für Innovative
http://www.ipi.ch/D/einstieg/e2.shtm

Venturelab
http://www.venturelab.ch/dt/home.asp

Vollständigste Liste Patentanwälte für die Schweiz
http://www.ipi.ch/pool4s/anwaltpa.shtm

Version which meets federal requirements for the handicapped
www.ip4all.ch

Advice for SMEs from the Swiss Federal Ministry for Social Security
http://www.bsv.admin.ch/kmu/ratgeber/index.html   

The SECO is the Confederation's competence centre for all core issues relating to economic policy.
www.seco.admin.ch

Swiss Organisation for Facilitating Investments
www.sofi.ch

Agency of innovation - KTI Kommission für Technologie und Innovation
http://www.bbt.admin.ch/kti/index.html?lang=de

The LOCATION Switzerland advises and assists during all stages of the investment process
www.locationswitzerland.ch

Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) & Swiss Export Guarantee Agency (ERG)
http://www.serv-ch.com
 

Non-governmental institutions

Swiss business federation (umbrella organisation for cantonal trade chambers, industry and other organisations)
http://www.economiesuisse.ch

The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
www.seca.ch

Umbrella association of SMEs
www.sgv-usam.ch

SME Foundation of Switzerland
www.stiftung-kmu.ch

Swiss Trade Promotion Office
www.osec.ch

SwissCham, the Association of Swiss Foreign Trade Chambers
http://www.swisscham.ch

The Club aims at supporting and furthering young enterprises
www.businessangels.ch

Swiss Group of AIPPI
http://www.aippi.ch

Foundation Science et Cité supports collaboration between science and society
http://www.science-et-cite.ch

University of Luzern, Institute for SMEs and economic rights
http://www.kmu-institut.ch
 

Patent attorneys

Union of Swiss patent attorneys
www.chepat.ch

Swiss patent attorneys
http://www.vps.ch

Research centres

Paul-Scherrer-Institut Villingen
http://www.psi.ch

Publications and news sources

Electronic newspaper on IP jurisdiction
www.sic-online.ch

Fairs

Inventors Fair in Geneva
http://www.inventions-geneva.ch/   

Innovation support resources

Patent search supported by experts, a service of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
http://www.ip-search.ch

Rete Innovazione Brevetti e Marchi (in Italian)
http://www.ribem.it

Polo Scientifico Technologico Lombardo  (in Italian)
http://www.pstl.it

Trademarks in Switzerland
http://www.ige.ch/E/marke/m10.shtm

InnovationsTransfer Zentralschweiz
http://www.itz.ch/   

University ETH Zürich, Knowledge and technology transfer
http://www.transfer.ethz.ch/   

Canton Berne, technology mediation and innovation consulting
http://www.innobe.ch   

IPR consulting
http://www.consenec.ch  

BDC - The Business Development Company in Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights http://bdc-basel.com  

Unitectra - technology transfer
http://www.unitectra.ch   

Spin-off companies (co-)founded by researchers of the University of Berne and the University of Zurich
http://www.spinoff.ch   

Ticinotransfer - technology transfer
http://www.ticinotransfer.ch/

University of Basel - technology transfer
http://www.unibas.ch   

The Basel life sciences start-up agency
http://www.eva-basel.ch   

IPRIS - Intellectual Property Rights - Integrated Services - Offices
http://www.ipris-basel.com