Business brief 2012: Italy

01-06-2012

Julia Holden and Elisabetta Ferraro

National patent applications are filed before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. Registrations confer rights in the Italian territory.

Patents

How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?

National patent applications are filed before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. Registrations confer rights in the Italian territory. If products are intended for marketing and sale outside the Italy, a European Patent (EPO) or an International Patent (PCT) application— while more costly—will almost certainly be a preferable option.


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