Global corporations and small to medium-sized businesses alike make ongoing investments in research and development (R&D) in order to continuously improve their processes, services, and products. Swiss companies are also skilled at turning research results into market-ready products. Switzerland offers the ideal legal and fiscal conditions for the centralized management and utilization of intellectual property (IP) rights through a single collecting body. In many cases, this results in a lower tax rate for license holders within holding, principal, domiciliary, or joint companies. Possessing a large number of competent, multilingual IP specialists, in addition to being a member of all major international IP organizations, further highlights how ideal Switzerland is as an environment for the protection, use and commercialization of intellectual property – within Switzerland and beyond.
As a result of their innovative strength, Swiss companies have been competing successfully against international rivals in a range of industries for decades.