New database of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) for trademarks and emblems

In August 2020 the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) launched a new database of trademarks and emblems registered in the Swiss trademark register which is accessible to the public via the web.

Although this new database contains the same data on registered Swiss trademarks as the existing database Swissreg (official publication medium of the IPI) it offers all interested parties – especially owners and representatives of registered Swiss trademarks – new features on a state-of-the-art user interface.

A major improvement for registered owners and representatives of registered Swiss trademarks is the option to enter various changes (i.e. transfer of a trademark, name and address of the trademark owner, representative, licensee, usufructuary and pledgee) online via the detail view of a trademark in the trademark database.

Until Swissreg is replaced for all areas of protection, the Swissreg database and the new database will be operated in parallel. The official publication medium for all intellectual property rights remains Swissreg.

Example (CH-Trademark 746386) -=+ LessIsMore ((fig.))

CH-trademark "LessIsMore" (#746386) in Swiss Trademark Database

CNIL imposed a financial penalty of 50 million Euros against Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

A few days after the effective date of the EU-DSGVO end of May 2018, the non profit organization “None Of Your Business” (NOYB) filed a complaint in accordance with article 80 EU GDPR against Google LLC (CA 94043, United States) with the French Data protection authority (CNIL) on behalf of a person affected as a user of a smartphone with Google’s Android operating system. At the same time, the NGO “La Quadrature du Net” (LQDN) filed a complaint with the French Data protection authority (CNIL) against Google LLC. This complaint in accordance with article 80 EU-DSGVO was made on behalf of 9973 affected persons resident in France.
Based on these two complaints, in its decision made on January 21, 2019, the French data protection authority (CNIL) imposed a financial penalty of 50 million Euros (according to article 83 EU GDPR) against Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

 

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