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Intellectual property in Italy

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Italian Bureau for Patents and Trademarks
Copyright SIAE (Italian Society for Authors and Editors).
Regional Organisations
Patent Protection: the European Patent Office
Governing trademarks, designs and models: the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
1939 Law on Patents
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
1939 Law on Models
10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law on Designs
15 years  
2000 Copyright Law
Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
1939 Law on Industrial Designs
15 years  

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