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Feb 01, 2017 (Newsletter Issue 3/17)
Switzerland
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CP 5 Common Practice Implemented


As of January 1, 2017, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) became the 29th IP Office to implement the CP5 Common Practice on the Common Practice of Relative Grounds of Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components) into its guidelines.

The CP5 common principles have been incorporated into the updated version of IPI’s guidelines, which came into force on January 1, 2017.

Source: www.euipo.europa.eu