2007 December


NewsLetter 02_2007

SUMMARY

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW

The «anti-infringement package» examined in Parliament. Renewal of the delegation for revision of the Code of Industrial Property (CIP) also under appraisal

EPC 2000 ratified in Italy: new rules for European patents

Implementation in Italy of EC Directive 2005/29 on unfair commercial practices

Ministerial Decree 3 October 2007 introduces prior art searches for Italian patents, making the EPO the competent authority for conducting such searches, but also contains a questionable rule on lapse

The Senate approves a Bill to reintroduce the Company Procedure for IP cases