Transform your intangible assets into a valuable space business

7 June 2022 Download the brochure (pdf) Marco Camolese, Industrial Property Consultant at Metroconsult, will attend the event "Transform your intangible assets into a valuable space business" organized in collaboration with ESA BIC Turin (European Space Agency Business Incubation Center Turin), which supports entrepreneurs and start-ups in transforming their space-related projects into successful businesses. The [...]

2022-06-20T16:37:24+02:00Categories: EVENTS|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: , , |

Intellectual property rights and firm performance in the European Union

By effectively protecting their intellectual capital through patents, trademarks and designs, creative and innovative companies can secure financing, grow, collaborate and create value. But how does owning Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) impact their economic performance? This joint report by the EUIPO and the EPO highlights that firms that own IPRs generate 20% higher revenues per [...]

2021-02-10T12:24:39+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , , , , |

Impact of IPR intensive industries in the EU

The 4th edition of the study "Impact of IPR intensive industries in the EU" confirms the economic benefits for the European economy of trademarks, designs, patents, copyright, and other IPRs. It provides an updated assessment of the contribution of industries that make intensive use of the various types of intellectual property rights (IPRs) to the [...]

2021-01-11T15:25:31+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

Sisvel vs. Haier – Some important guidelines on technology licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

Download the article in English (pdf) in Chinese (pdf) in Japanese (pdf)   On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH - Bundesgerichtshof) delivered its ruling on the case between Sisvel, a company that manages patent pools of SEPs relating to ICT technologies, and Haier, a Chinese manufacturer of consumer electronics products. The [...]

2020-12-15T17:36:33+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: |

UK officially withdraws for the UPC

On July 20 the UK made its final preparation to withdraw from the Unified Patent Court project. In accordance view Brexit decision, the United Kingdom no longer wishes to be part of the Unified Patent Court system. Participating in a court that applies EU law and bound by the CJEU is inconsistent with the aims [...]

Metroconsult supports StartCup Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta with a special IP award

Metroconsult is pleased to support the 2020 edition of StartCup Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta with a special IP award. Consultancy IP services of the estimated value of 6.000 euro will be provided by Metroconsult to the award winner to protect his innovation and creativity effort. Start Cup Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta is a competition between [...]

2020-07-24T12:49:36+02:00Categories: NEWS EN, EVENTS|Tags: , , |

It is now available on LES Italy web site the online edition of the Italian IP Code translated into English

After the success of the first edition published in 2013 by LES Italy under the presidency of Mr. Roberto Dini, Metroconsult’s founder, we are pleased to support also this second updated edition of the Italian Code of Industrial Property translated into English. The English translation of the Italian Code of Industrial Property will allow a [...]

2020-07-24T12:34:05+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , |
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