Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

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

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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 […]

Wipo Annual Report 2023: more patent applications, but less trademarks and design

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On 6 November 2023 the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) published the report on IP activities register around the world in 2022. Starting from data provided by national and regional intellectual property offices, the WIPO report examines 2022 filings statistics and analyzes the trends of the economy based on creative activities. Patent Applications increase In […]

Unitary Patent: where are we at?

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On June 1, 2023, the European patent with unitary effect came into effect. The new system entered into force after the ratification of the International Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 20 years after the first proposal of the European Commission to create a “community patent”. How the unitary patent works The unitary patent […]