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November 18, 2020
The Doctrine of Equivalents: Examination of the Law in Italy.

Background Italy has a population of about 60 million and, as one of the most industrialized countries in the European […]

April 10, 2019
Trademarks and patents: the Italian Intellectual Property Code strengthened.

The Italian Intellectual Property Code (IPC) has just been updated to extend the protection conferred by trademarks and patents and […]

June 28, 2017
“Correction” of expiry dates for granted SPCs now finally possible in Italy – sometimes!

The Italian PTO Board of Appeal has just rendered a milestone decision making it possible, in practice, to “correct” the […]

June 24, 2016
Brexit! … what about Intellectual Property Rights?

And so Great Britain has decided to leave the EU. This is surely an incredibly important and historic event the […]

January 20, 2016
New online database for Italian patents.

Prompt and complete information on the existence of third-party patents is vital, so that companies operating in various technological sectors […]

November 11, 2015
Remuneration for an invention by an employee: new ruling.

The remuneration of an employee who is also an inventor an area of great importance for all companies that carry […]

September 17, 2015
Italy one step closer to joining the unitary patent package.

On September 11 the EPO President Mr Battistelli met in Rome with the Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Economic […]

July 20, 2015
Italy announces that it will join the unitary patent system.

The Italian government has decided that Italy will join the new unitary patent system. The announcement was first made orally […]

May 27, 2015
New online filing system is now mandatory for submitting applications for Italian intellectual property titles.

Since 18 May 2015 it has been mandatory to file applications for patents for industrial inventions, utility models, designs, company […]

April 23, 2015
EXPO 2015 is coming to Milan: disclose first – patent next!

From May to October 2015, Milan is hosting the EXPO with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” (http://www.expo2015.org), […]

March 11, 2015
New numbering system for Italian intellectual property applications.

Beginning 18 May 2015 applications for Italian intellectual property rights must be filed only using the new online portal set […]

February 13, 2015
Italy and San Marino: so near, yet sometimes so far…

In the closing months of 2014, Italy and the Republic of San Marino, by means of notes exchanged between their […]

January 21, 2015
Continuing professional education introduced for Italian patent and trademark attorneys.

As of the beginning of 2015, continuing professional education (CPE) has now become mandatory for Italian intellectual property attorneys, i.e. […]

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