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 [...]

2023-01-25T18:24:35+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 [...]

2023-01-23T15:43:30+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 2022  International  Patent [...]

2022-02-05T16:44:27+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 [...]

2021-11-11T16:41:55+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 [...]

2021-02-10T12:25:53+01:00Categories: 最新消息|Tags: , , , , , |

SME Fund – Ideas Powered for Business

Supported by the European Commission and the EUIPO, the Ideas Powered for Business - SME Fund is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level. Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of EUR 1 500. 75% off IP pre-diagnostic [...]

2021-01-11T15:29:55+01:00Categories: 最新消息|Tags: |

Nice Classification for goods and services

The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1, 2021. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trademarks. Under the Nice Classification, related goods and services are grouped together under various categories or classes, each with their own unique heading. The [...]

2021-01-11T15:28:42+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 [...]

2021-01-11T15:27:40+01:00Categories: 最新消息|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 [...]

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