Leadership Change at Metroconsult – Announcement of 2 New CEOs

Metroconsult s.r.l. is pleased to announce a significant change in its corporate governance with the appointment of Matteo Baroni and Marco Camolese as new Chief Executive Officers. This appointment represents the culmination of a careful succession planning process aimed at ensuring continuity and stability in the company's leadership. The outgoing President and CEO, Felice Fulvio [...]

2024-06-11T15:13:44+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|

Metroconsult “Recommended firm” in 2023 IAM Patent 1000 ranking

We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row as “Recommended firm” in the Patent Prosecution category of the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ranking.   Metroconsult “Recommended Firm” for “Patent Prosecution” Metroconsult has been recognized as “Recommended Firm” in the Patent Prosecution category [...]

2023-07-13T09:10:00+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

Welcome to Mr. Michele Fattori

We are pleased to welcome Michele Fattori, Italian and European patent and design attorney, who recently joined the Metroconsult's Team. Having worked for over 20 years, with roles of increasing responsibility, within the Intellectual Property department of well-known multinational companies such as Tetra Pak, LyondellBasell and Snap-on, Michele has gained significant experience in all aspects [...]

2023-03-27T12:55:44+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

New 2023 SME Fund

€60 million to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs The European Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently launched the new 2023 EU SME Fund, which offers intellectual property vouchers for EU-based SMEs. To scale up and attract investment, SMEs need to protect their intangible assets. The 2023 SME Fund will support [...]

2023-01-25T18:22:56+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , |

New Administrative Proceedings for Italian Trademark Invalidity and Revocation

New administrative proceedings for the invalidity and revocation of Italian trademarks have been available since December 29, 2022, following a Decree of the Ministry of Economic Development dated July 19, 2022, No. 180, that was published on November 29, 2022. These proceedings are expected to be a cheaper and quicker alternative to those before the [...]

2023-01-23T15:41:29+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: |

Metroconsult recognized in 2022 IAM Patent 1000 ranking

We are honored to be recognized in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ranking as "Recommended firm" in the Patent Prosecution category.   IAM Patent 1000 The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent [...]

2022-07-06T14:50:27+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

New versions of the Nice Classification and International Patent Classification are available

From January 1, 2022, a NEW VERSION of the NICE CLASSIFICATION of goods and services for the registration of trademarks and of the INTERNATIONAL PATENT CLASSIFICATION (IPC) for patents and utility models based on technological areas is in force. The new classifications are available at the following links: 2022 Nice Classification https://www.wipo.int/classifications/en/news/nice/2021/news_0002.html 2022  International  Patent [...]

2022-02-05T16:42:27+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

UPC preparation phase officially starts

On January 19th, 2022 Austria deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol for the Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) with the European Council. Preparation for the Unified Patent Court can officially start. For additional info

2022-01-20T12:38:50+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

EU enforcement of IP rights

In 2020 in the EU detained items by customs authorities were worth almost EUR 2 billion. Clothing accessories were the leading category, both in terms of the number of items detained and estimated value. As in previous years, China is the main source of origin for the majority of fake and counterfeit goods entering the [...]

2021-12-06T13:16:49+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , |

2020 World Intellectual Property Indicators Report

WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) also shows that worldwide trademark-filing activity boomed in 2020, defying a global economic downturn and signaling vibrant entrepreneurship and the introduction of new goods and services in response to the pandemic. Also patent and industrial designs filing activity rebounded. The report shows how innovators, designers and [...]

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