Business brief 2014: Italy


Matteo Orsingher and Fabrizio Sanna

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).

patents; trademarks; copyright; counterfeiting