Although inventions in Italy can be protected as trade secrets, the best way of protecting innovations is by applying for a patent.
How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?
As far as the Italian territory is concerned, an application for a patent can be filed with the Italian patent and trademark office (the UIBM) or the European Patent Office (the EPO).
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