Does an EU trademark cover Switzerland?

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Written by Igor Demcak

Founder & Trademark Attorney

No, an EU trademark only protects your brand in the 27 member states of the Union, which doesn't include Switzerland. Therefore, if you have a customer base all over Europe and not just the EU, it might be beneficial to register both an EU and a Swiss trademark.

Swiss trademarks are registered with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. The registration process takes about five months to complete.

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