The Swiss Patent Attorney Act will enter into force on 1 July 2011


On 1 July 2011, the new Patent Attorney Act (PatAA), which protects the professional title of “Patent Attorney”, will come into force. Only those able to prove that they hold specific professional qualifications may carry the title of patent attorney.
The professional title of “European Patent Attorney” is also protected. This title can be carried by those who are registered in the list of professional representatives issued by the European Patent Office (EPO).

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