Industrial & Intellectual Property

Industrial property includes patents, patents for industrial utility model, designs and models, trade marks and collective trade marks, semiconductor topographies, confidential information and new plant varieties and each one requires a careful protection against violations and unlawful use. To ensure protection of industrial property some actions are needed, such as handling registration application, national and/or international, warnings, agreements and licenses.

The peculiarity of individual property rights is linked to multiple factors: what can be protected?, what are the conditions for protection (such as terms of protection, such as the territorial scope of application)?

For example: in the event of patents for inventions and utility models, the main requirement for patentability are novelty and non obviousness, while, for an industrial design the main requirement is the novelty of the form in a specific product class and character individuating form. For trade marks and brands, novelty and distinctiveness.

The term “intellectual property” generally identifies exclusivity rights to intangible assets of a company and, usually, are named trademarks and patents.

The term “intellectual property” refers to exclusivity rights that arise from the creation of a work of intellectual creativity, belonging to literature, music, visual arts, architecture, theater, film.

These types of intellectual works are protected by a specific law on Copyright. Copyrights are freely transferable provided that the transfer or license have to be formalized in writing.