Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

World IP Day 2024: innovation for a sustainable future

World Ip Day 2024

April 26th is World Intellectual Property Day, promoted by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization. The theme of World IP day 2024 is “Ip and SDGs: building a common future with innovation and creativity”. The World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2000 by the Wipo Member States, with the goal of promoting the general […]

Patent Index 2023: record number of applications in Italy

2023 patent index

According to the EPO Patent Index  2023, Italian companies and inventors have filed a record number of 5,053 patent applications with the EPO in 2023, registering a growth of +3,8% compared to the previous year, higher than the European average growth of +1,4%. Overall, Italy places 5th among the EU countries for number of patent […]

EUIPO SME Fund 2024: how does it work?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often considered the driving force of the economy which contribute significantly to innovation. In this context, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has instituted the EUIPO Fund SME 2024 to support and promote the development of these companies. But how does it work and who can benefit from […]

Made In Italy: new dispositions on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Fight Against Counterfeiting

tutela made in italy

On December 27 2023 law no. 206/2023 – which aims to enhance and promote the excellence productions and the Italian cultural heritage, as they are considered strategic for the growth of national economy – came into effect. This recent legislative intervention introduces a number of dispositions protecting the made in Italy, including the possibility to […]