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Securing software patents through the EPO

The article “Securing software patents through the EPO” considers patentability of computer implemented inventions before the European Patent Office. Though generally software cannot be patented in Europe, there are various drafting strategies which can increase...

Reform On Community Trade Mark Law

On 12/24/2015 it has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union the EU Regulation No. 2015/2424 dated 16.12.2015 laying down the amendment of Regulation EC No. 207/2009 concerning the Community trademark. The new rules will come into force on...

Refinancing Of The Funding Programme “DISEGNI + 2”

Due to the large number of applications submitted by Companies to gain access to the economic benefits provided by the the funding programme "Disegni +2" (a funding program aimed to micro, small and medium-sized Italian Companies for the economic exploitation of...

Italian Patent Filings In China Increase

Last month the European Patent Office (EPO) and the China’s State Intellectual Property Office (Sipo) have celebrated their 30th anniversary of bilateral collaboration. Such a cooperation is supported not only by the technical and informational interchange between...