Patent searches allow you to identify any known technical solutions that may present a bar to the patenting and/or production and sale of your idea; trademark searches check for the existence of any identical or similar trademark applications or registrations for identical or similar goods or services that might prevent the use and registration of your intended trademark; similarly, design searches check for any earlier designs that may be in contrast to the one you wish to adopt.
We will provide you with a careful analysis of your IP rights, highlighting any critical areas and weaknesses and, where applicable, suggesting alternative strategies, distinguishing clearly between what can be done and what falls within those 'grey areas' that are all too often present in litigation cases.
We can also provide you with an expert evaluation of the patentability of an invention in relation to the prior art, and of the registrability of a trademark in the light of any identical or similar earlier marks disclosed by an availability search.
Our searches are carried out using specialized databases. We then process and evaluate the extracted data, to provide you with that information which is most relevant to you, with a view to avoiding conflict with third parties.
Our expert team can provide you with an assessment of the risks arising from interaction with your clients, suppliers, employees and collaborators, an evaluation of existing contractual and internal procedures for the management of confidential information, we draw up new procedures and contractual models that can be managed autonomously; and provide in-house training for the proper management of your company’s Intellectual Property.
The courses are held by our most experienced professionals who are members of Italian and International intellectual property-related associations, authors of articles and publications, speakers at conferences and seminars organized by economic institutions and universities.
We can also assist you at national and International shows and exhibitions to ascertain any possible unlawful conduct by third parties.
The customs seizure procedure is relatively simple and inexpensive. However, in order for it to be effective, you need to have active protection - that blocks the entry of counterfeit goods into those countries where you are interested in trading - in place from the outset. Our team of skilled experts will help you identify where this type of protection would be appropriate and suggest a strategy of both defence and attack against counterfeiting that best suits your needs.
We can gather all the necessary information, including any intellectual property rights if present, in order to ascertain their worth and whether they are in any way vulnerable.
Once you have activated this service, we will work closely with you in reviewing reports and defining strategies for prosecuting cases, which can range from the use of tools offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sending cease and desist letters, right up to taking full-scale legal action.
Another aspect of this service is the protection of your domain names.
- an environment allowing you to organize information and documents pertaining to a patent or family of patents (search reports, articles, drawings, competitors' patents, ...)
- links to major patent databases
- quick and prompt consultation of the documentation by authorized personnel (designers, inventors, lawyers, ...)
- a simple and intuitive user interface
- an integrated workflow to trace activities
- alerts for important deadlines and a summary of costs