Intellectual Property since 1882
Nov 29, 2022
Unified Patent Court begins 3-week CMS Sunrise Test Practice Period
The Unified Patent Court has invited external users to practice with the functionalities of its online Case Management System (CMS) that will be used during the Sunrise period. In essence, external users are offered the opportunity to test the facilities for filing requests to opt out of the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court. The Sunrise period is to start, according to plans, on 1 January 2023.
Sep 16, 2022
SIB named Italy Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year 2022 at IAM&WTR Global IP Awards night
We are honoured to have been named Italy Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year 2022 during the IAM & WTR Global IP Awards ceremony held on 15 September 2022 at Christ Church Spitalfields in London. Our partner Elisabetta D'Amore was handed the trophy at the end of a gala dinner with other winners and guests from the international intellectual property community.
Jul 04, 2022
Patent 1000 2022 ranks SIB in tier 1 for patent prosecution
Our firm is ranked in tier 1 for patent prosecution in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000, which also individually recommends our patent attorneys Gaetano Barbaro, Emanuele Concone, Claudio Germinario, Elisabetta Papa and Giuseppe Romano. Patent 1000 2022 has been compiled following an extensive research process and by conducting of 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. It is not possible to buy your way into the publication.
May 26, 2022
Shortlisted for three Italy Managing IP Awards 2022
SIB is on the 2022 Managing IP Awards shortlist: we are running for the Italy Firm of the Year award in both the Trademark Prosecution and the Patent Prosecution categories. Our Mauro Delluniversitą is shortlisted for the Italy Practitioner of the Year award 2022.
May 04, 2022
Italian government tables draft law revising Industrial Property Code
The Italian government has tabled a draft law revising the Industrial Property Code; the changes of direct interest for IP right holders concern geographical indications and denominations of origin, the possibility to defer the payment of the fee for filing a patent application, inventions resulting from university research and the enforcement of IP rights during trade shows.
Nov 23, 2021
Elisabetta Papa and Claudio Germinario in the 2022 IAM Global Leaders Guide
Our partners Elisabetta Papa and Claudio Germinario both appear in the 2022 edition of the IAM Global Leaders Guide. They are the only Italian practitioners to have been included in the publication for three consecutive years. The IAM Global Leaders Guide brings together the "gold tier" of private practice patent experts according to IAM's annual directory Patent 1000, that ranks law and attorney firms and individuals in the world's most important patent jurisdictions. The 2022 IAM Global Leaders Guide includes a Q&A concerning our two practitioners' professional journey and what insight and guidance they can offer to other professionals on career development, practice management and market trends.
Nov 10, 2021
Unified Patent Court makes progress, but unresolved Brexit issues still loomNULL
With Germany's national legislation now in place, the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee foresees that both the court and the Unitary patent will be able to begin operations in a matter of months, although some of the issues raised by the United Kingdom's withdrawal from both the European Union and the agreements underpinning the Unified Patent Court are as yet unresolved.
Sep 29, 2020
Hosting Italy's online Women in IP Global Networking Event 2020
We are very excited to host Italy's Women in IP Global Networking Event 2020, taking place online on Zoom® on 29 September 2020 at 5 pm Italian time (CEST). Organised by the Women IP Law Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Women in IP Networking Event is a unique and memorable moment bringing together women worldwide who are intellectual property practitioners or whose business it is to be involved with intellectual property issues. The theme of the Italian event is "Innovation and intellectual property in the realm of sports".
Sep 04, 2020
Italian government names Milan as official candidate in race for UPC central division
Last night the Italian government chose Milan as the official candidate in the competition to host the central division of the Unified Patent Court currently based in London that will have to be reassigned following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union as well as from the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The government chose Milan over Turin, which was supported by one of the parties in government, by reaching a compromise which will result in Turin hosting the seat of the Italian Institute for Artificial Intelligence. "The choice of Milan as candidate for the third central division of the Unified Patent Cour"?, reads the government's official statement,"is a strategic decision, intended to stregthen Italy's contribution to the development and growth of the European Union".
Mar 15, 2020
COVID-19 we're fully operational
In order to protect the health of our workers and communities, most of our employees are now working from home with remote access to the firm's database management system. A small group is working from office premises, limiting physical contact and keeping a safe distance from each other as required by government measures.
Sep 18, 2019
CJEU ruling offers broader options to EU trademark owners suing for online infringement
According to the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case C-172/18European Union, trademark holders can bring actions against online advertisements and sales of infringing goods before the courts of each EU member state in which consumers are targeted, as an alternative to actions in the EU member state in which the defendant is based
Jul 16, 2019
From PCT application to Italian patent: new direct route confirmed
Applicants will soon be able to obtain patent protection in Italy directly via an international PCT application. Italian Law No. 34/2019 - in force since 30 June 2019 - has confirmed Legislative Decree No. 34/2019 which had recently introduced an important change in the procedure to obtain an Italian patent via an international PCT application. So far, the only way to obtain patent protection in Italy by means of an international PCT application was via a European patent which would then be validated in Italy. By amending the Italian Industrial Property Code, the new legislation has now also made it possible to obtain an Italian patent via an international PCT application by opening an Italian national phase directly.
Jul 04, 2019
SIB ranked in Patent 1000 2019, 4 partners recommended for patent prosecution work
The 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 ? The World's Leading Patent Professionals lists SIB Societą Italiana Brevetti as well as partners Antonio Mario Pizzoli, Elisabetta Papa, Claudio Germinario and Emanuele Concone for patent prosecution. According to Patent 1000, The patent attorneys at Societą Italiana Brevetti seem to perform even better when faced with especially complex patent conundrums; supplementary protection certificates, plant breeders' rights and multi-jurisdictional pharmaceutical litigation are all handled adroitly and with minimum fuss by the firm's renowned practitioners.
Nov 29, 2018
Italy finalises implementation of EU Trademark reform package and Unified Patent Court Agreement
The Italian government has issued two legislative decrees that finalise the implementation into national law of the so-called EU Trademark reform package, of EU provisions on the unitary patent and of the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Specifically the Italian government's Council of Ministers of 20 November 2018 approved two legislative decrees concerning intellectual property rights. Both decrees will come into force after publication in the Italian Official Journal.
Nov 15, 2018
Republic of San Marino joins Hague system for international design registration
As from 26 January 2019 it will be possible to designate the Republic of San Marino in applications for the registration of international designs.The Republic of San Marino, a city-state in the Marche region on the eastern coast of Italy, deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs on 26 October 2018.This latest accession means there are now 70 states which can be designated in an international application for design registration.
Sep 26, 2018
Directive on copyright in the digital single market: the amendments approved by the EU Parliament
The EU Parliament has approved amendments to the proposal for a directive on copyright in the digital single market: what has changed, and how long will it take for the directive?s text to be finalised? The proposed EU directive on copyright in the digital single market aims to modernise EU copyright provisions bringing them up to date with the evolution of digital technology, and also to harmonise national copyright regimes
Mar 12, 2018
Cambodia recognises European patents: agreement in force as from 1 March 2018
As from 1 March 2018 Cambodia recognises European patents: the number of countries that can be designated in a European patent application climbs to 43. An agreement on the validation of European patents between the European Patent Office(EPO) and the Cambodian Minister of Industry and Handicraft came into force on 1 March 2018. The agreement makes it possible to validate in Cambodia European patent applicationsfiled on or after 1 March 2018.
Feb 07, 2018
IP Stars survey ranks SIB in Tier 1 for trademark prosecution
The IP Stars trademark rankings for 2018 have just been published on the IPStars website. The survey ranks SIB in Tier 1 for trademark prosecution. We are also shortlisted for two Managing IP Awards: Italy Trademark prosecution and Italy Patent prosecution. SIB is the only Italian firm to have been ranked in Tier 1 for trademark prosecution in Italy by the Managing IP global survey (now known as IP Stars) for 13 years running