Central Industrial Property Office

Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi (UIBM)
Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
Via Molise 19
00187 ROMA

Tel. +39 06 4705-5800
Fax +39 06 4705-5632, 4705-5635

www.uibm.gov.it

contactcenteruibm@mise.gov.it

Contracting state

Italy

1

Applicant can choose between EPO and national authorities (subject to section 2)

 

Yes, if priority of an application filed in Italy over 90 days previously is claimed and such application has not been made subject to the official secrets regulations or if the applicant has requested and obtained authori­sa­tion from the UIBM for filing abroad


Art. 149 PL

2

Applications which must be filed with national authorities

 

European first applications filed by applicants having a residence or their principal place of business in Italy


Art. 149 PL

3

Languages in which European patent applications must or may be filed with national authorities

 

All the languages pursuant to Art. 14(2) EPC
(see also section 5)

4

Official language(s)

 

Italian

5

Special features

 

European patent applications may be filed by postal service (registered mail with advice of delivery) or handed in to the Chamber of Commerce (Camera di Commercio), Viale Oceano Indiano n. 19, Rome.

European patent applications which are not filed in Italian must be accompanied by an Italian translation of an exhaustive abstract describing the features of the invention and, where appro­priate, by a copy of the drawings. This requirement is waived if priority of an application filed in Italy over 90 days previous­ly is claimed and such appli­cation has not been made subject to the official secrets regulations, or if the applicant is not resident in Italy (see section 2).


Art. 149 PL
Art. 7 Min. Decr. No. 33

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