Patent legislation

Patent filing regulations

Trademark and patent terms

LEGISLATION PATENTS


ITALIAN PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Industrial Property Code
Contains general provisions, substantive standards for each industrial property right, disciplines for legal protection (unifying the standards found in each special law), and the conditions for acquisition and preservation of the validity of rights and relative procedures.

Rules for implementation of the Industrial Property Code




EUROPEAN PATENTS

European Patents Convention
Establishes a single procedure for the granting of patents in Europe and regulates their use. It entered into force on 7 October 1977, recovering the indications of the 1963 Strasbourg Convention.



EC INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

EC industrial designs regulations
There are various regulations and include the basic regulation, the regulation laying down implementation, tax regulation, and the regulation establishing the procedure for boards of appeal.



INTERNATIONAL PATENTS

PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty
A multilateral international treaty for unified filing of patent applications, valid in one or more of the states that signed the Treaty. It was signed in Washington, in 1970, and is managed by WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization.



INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Treaties relevant to international industrial designs
This is a collection of different treaties collected by WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization.

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