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Swiss IP&Technology Briefing

November 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Swiss (IP) litigation on the brink of some major changes

Until now each of Switzerland’s Cantons has had its own laws on civil procedure. This fragmentation of the laws has added to the complication and costs of litigating in Switzerland. Now, after long years of preparatory work, a new Swiss-wide Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) is about to enter into force. On 1 January 2011 the CCP will supersede the current 26 cantonal Codes of Civil Procedure.


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