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Intellectual property protection in Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein general info

Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a German-speaking and doubly landlocked microstate located in the Alps. Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north. It is Europe's fourth-smallest country. 


IP Legal Base in Liechtenstein

Federal Act on Patents for Inventions
Ordinance to the Federal Patent Act
Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Geographical Indications
Ordinance on the Protection on Trademarks and Geographical Indications
Act on Design Protection
Regulation on Design Protection


International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention
European Patent Convention
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty


Patent Office Contact Details

Bureau of Intellectual Property Office of Economic Affairs
Haus der Wirtschaft, Poststrasse 1, 9494 Schaan
Phone: +423 236 68 71
Fax: +423 236 68 89


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Liechtenstein are available in the fee calculator.


The above information was verified on 15.06.2023
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Liechtenstein IP Laws