Switzerland, the Leading Innovative Jurisdiction at a Global Level
The business environment in Switzerland can provide numerous attractive incentives for the investors who want to start a business in this country. Switzerland was awarded with the title of leading innovative jurisdiction at a global level for the seventh consecutive year at the tenth edition of the Global Innovation Index 2017. Our team of lawyers in Switzerland can offer in-depth advice on the legal framework applicable in this country for business purposes.
Global Innovation Index
The Global Innovation Index is a study conducted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD). This year’s edition, named “Innovation Feeding the World”, awarded Switzerland for the seventh consecutive year with the title of leading innovative economy at a global level, in a study which included 130 jurisdictions.
Innovation in Switzerland
The Global Innovation Index awarded Switzerland the global innovation index due to its high scores for innovation outputs. The term is comprised of the following:
The innovation index took into consideration the number of patent applications registered by Switzerland at the European Patent Office. Our team of Swiss lawyers can offer in-depth assistance for the natural persons or legal entities interested in registering a patent or a trademark, following the legal stipulations.
Investors interested in setting up a company in Switzerland should also know that the country had a high raking for indexes such as:
• market sophistication;
• business sophistication.
Patent registration in Switzerland
Investors who are interested in protecting intellectual property in Switzerland must know that, at the level of 2015, the country registered a total number of 7,088 patents with the European Patent Office.
This represented an increase of 2.6% compared to the situation of the previous year and it also marked a new record in the field.
The top regions for patent registration in Switzerland were the following:
• Basel City.
Businessmen interested in more details on the patent registration procedure are invited to contact our law firm in Switzerland. Our attorneys can provide in-depth advice on the documents that should be submitted with the local offices, as well as on the fees that are to be paid by the applicants.