Directorate General for Combating Counterfeiting
Italian Patent and Trademark Office
Industrial and Intellectual Property
A brief history
The Italian Code of Industrial Property
The inventor’s reward and continuous innovative progress
Intellectual Property as a tool for economic growth
What is a patent?
The requirements of a patent
The structure of a patent document
The different kinds of patent
The European patent and the PCT
What is a trademark?
How to choose a brand
Where and when filing a trademark
What is the purpose of design and what can be protected?
Requirements for a valid registration: the “grace period“
The EC system of “unregistered” design and unfair competition
The individual character of design: the contextualization of the field
Design and Copyright
What is a copyright?
A right arising from a creative effort
Moral rights and economic rights
Rights related to copyright (or neighbouring rights)
Organizations for the protection of copyright
What licensing is
Why should one obtain or grant a license
Negotiation and drawing up of the contract
Compensations, statements and verifications
Warranties and protection of the right
Duration, crisis and termination of the agreement
Critical aspects dependent on the subject of the license