There are three criteria which must be met for a product to be advertised as Swiss with the swiss made software label:
- The proportion of production costs incurred in Switzerland must make up at least 60% of total production costs.
- The most significant part of the manufacturing process must have taken place in Switzerland.
- The company must be based or have a base in Switzerland and be registered in the commercial register. It can therefore be the Swiss subsidiary of a foreign parent company.
The definitive criteria are those defined in the Trade Mark Protection Act (TmPA, German: Markenschutzgesetz, MSchG), as amended on 1 January 2017 (SR 232.11), specifically articles 48 to 48d of the act.