Utilities

Italian Patents and Trademarks Office (http://www.uibm.gov.it) This is the official site of the Italian Patents and Trademarks Office, there are all information related to filing applications of patents, trademarks or designs in Italy, including forms and up-dated list of fees. In this site it is possible to do researches of novelty.

European Patents Office (http://www.european-patent-office.org) This is the official site of the European Patents Office, there are all information related to filing applications of European patents, including forms and up-dated list of fees. This site cannot be consulted in Italian.

W.I.P.O. (http://www.wipo.org/) This is the official site of the Worldwide Intellectual Property Organization, who takes care of International patents (P.C.T.), trademarks and International designs, besides matters related to the domain names. There are all information related to the filing of: patents, trademarks or International designs; also the forms, and up-dated fees. This site cannot be consulted in Italian.

U.S.P.T.O. (http://www.uspto.gov/) This is the official site of the United States Patents and Trademarks Office, where it is possible to do researches of novelty and get information about depositing patents and trademarks in the United States.

Database for patents research (http://it.espacenet.com) This is one of the most complete databases with free access; researches can be done of European, International, and American patents, but of many other countries too, and with different research criteria. The full text of the patent is not always available.

Epoline (http://www.epoline.org) This is an informative site of the European Patents Office where a lot of information can be found, including texts and drawings, about European patents which have been granted or in the processing phase. Community Office for the vegetable varieties (http://www.cpvo.fr) This is the official site of the Office managing the use of the patent of new vegetable varieties, where all information related to the deposit of these can be found. This site can be consulted in Italian.

Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market (http://www.oami.eu.int) This is the official site of the Office managing the granting of the trademarks and community models, where all information related to the deposit of these can be found. This site can be consulted in Italian.

S.I.A.E. (http://www.siae.it) This is the Italian site of the company looking after the managing and the protection of the rights of the artworks and software. There are lots of information, forms, and facsimile of licences.

Register domain names (http://www.nic.it) This is the site which, in Italy, manages the domain names “:it” and also takes care of the various disputes over the domain names.