The Industrial Property Code

The Industrial Property Code (CPI), issued under Legislative Decree no. 30 of 10 February 2005, introduced into the Italian system an organic and structured set of rules for protecting, defending and enhancing intellectual property rights, reordering and incorporating more than forty regulatory texts, between laws and provisions, particularly necessitated by the adaptation of Italian rules to European regulations and to the provisions of the international conventions to which Italy is a signatory.
The consolidated law on industrial property has therefore entailed intense activity of simplifying the bureaucracy, and an organised synthesis of the pre-existing provisions.
In particular, the Code reiterates and incorporates the general principles and content of the Paris Convention of 1883, the first international treaty on patents which today still represents, for the 157 signatory states, one of the principal points of reference for international rules on industrial property. The Convention has been updated several times, the last of which was in 1967 with the Stockholm Convention, which led to the setting-up of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) with its headquarters is in Geneva.

To find out more: The fundamental stages
Industrial Property Code (Legislative Decree 30/2005)
Implementation Regulations (Ministerial Decree, Ministry of Economic Development 33/2010)
Explanatory sheet









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