Posted by Laura Ercoli on Tuesday November 16th, 2021

SIBprima November 2021 – Italy’s 3-year plan for IP – New Italian patent box rules – Representation of trademarks – UPC update

SIBprima November 2021

Italian government publishes 3-year action plan for intellectual property

An ambitious and challenging action plan to strengthen the protection and enforcement of intellectual property in Italy: the Italian Ministry for Economic Development has published its strategy guidelines for intellectual property for the years 2021-2023, the first measure implementing the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan. (more)


Italy changes patent box rules

Italy’s patent box, formerly concerning profits deriving from the exploitation of certain intangible assets, has been turned into a super-deduction for costs incurred for research and development of the assets; implementation rules are yet to be published, amid rumours of corrective measures being considered pursuant to criticism against the changes. (more)

Italy patent box

New forms of representation of the mark in Italian trademark applications

Changes in force since September 2021 include new rules on how to represent trademarks other than graphically in Italian trademark applications. (more)


Unified Patent Court makes progress, but unresolved Brexit issues still loom

The Unified Patent Court is to kick off in a matter of months according to official announcements, although some of the issues raised by the United Kingdom’s withdrawal are as yet unresolved. (more)

Unified Patent Court
SIB Rising stars IP Stars RECOGNITIONS

Stars keep rising at SIB

Sara Manna, European patent attorney, and Alessandra Patrono, European trademark attorney, have been included in the IP Stars “Rising Stars” list 2021. That’s the third year in a row for Sara and the second for Alessandra. Congratulations! (more)


What changes has implementation of the EU Trademark Directive brought?

Don’t miss Mara Mondolfo speaking about changes brought by implementation of the European Union’s Trademark Directive in a webinar organised by the EUIPO. (more)


Mara Mondolfo



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