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Patents – Design

Through the patent registration, the holder acquires the right to manufacture, use, distribute and sell the object of his invention, usually for a period of 20 years. The grant of this exclusive right is the prize for the inventor’s contribution to the development of the state of the art technique. Patent protection is of paramount importance in modern society.

Since 2008, the European Patent Office performs audits on the novelty of the Italian national applications, thus preventing trivial and not-new patents granting. A national application subject to a positive opinion in terms of new EPO will have greater value, as confirmed by the numerous notices of the Ministry of Economic Development, who requires this important step as a condition to access funding and financing measures.

Weblegal works with major national and international firms to provide assistance and advice in relation to any requirement in patent matters in Italy and abroad.

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