Intellectual Property in Italy

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
National Organizations
Italian Bureau for Patents and Trademarks (the official agency for the protection of intellectual property in Italy).
Copyright SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori : Italian Society for Authors and Editors).
Regional Organizations
For the protection of patents: the European Patent Office
Governing trademarks, designs and models: the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
1939 law on patents
period of validity: 20 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Trademark
 
1939 law on models
period of validity: 10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 
Law on designs
initial period of validity: 15 years  
Copyright
 
2000 copyright law
Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
 

1939 law on industrial designs
initial period of validity: 15 years  

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