Switzerland : Actelion v. ICOS, Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, 1st Civil Law Chamber, BGE 143 III 284A_222/2016, 15 December 2016

Kluwer Patent Blog
November 3, 2017

Please refer tot his post as: , ‘Switzerland : Actelion v. ICOS, Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, 1st Civil Law Chamber, BGE 143 III 284A_222/2016, 15 December 2016’, Kluwer Patent Blog, November 3 2017, http://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/2017/11/03/switzerland-actelion-v-icos-federal-supreme-court-switzerland-1st-civil-law-chamber-bge-143-iii-284a_2222016-15-december-2016/


The “representative” registered with the Swiss Patent Register for the Swiss part of a European patent does not constitute a legal representative within the meaning of the Code of Civil Procedure. Consequently, court documents must not be served to such “representative”, but must be sent by the official channels of judicial assistance in civil matters to the foreign domicile or seat of the patent holder.

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.