PATENT FILING IN ITALY
Italy has a long tradition in the field of Intellectual Property. Over the centuries, Italian legislation has taken the steps to provide more relaxation on patentability and make the process of prosecution speedier. The national intellectual property office of Italy is UIBM (standing for Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi). Italy, in addition to PCT and Paris Convention applications, also accepts the patent applications through European Union (EPO). Apart from Italy, there are 5 other core states of European Union: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and West Germany. With the vision of the Italian government for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing of patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/ Prosecution as per Italian Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Power of Attorney (PoA)
- Italian Translation of the Priority/ PCT Document
A patent application can be filed in Italy as any of the following applications:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
Ordinarily, publication is done within 18 months of the priority date. By paying additional fee, an early publication can also be performed if requested.
Request for examination has to be made at the time of filing the application.
At the time of examination, the Patent Office will issue the Examination Report (FER) / Office Action with a set of objections/ requirements response to which must be filed within 90 days from the date of issue of the FER.
Annuity for 5’th year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.