There is no area of human creativity that cannot be protected by an Intellectual Property right. That is why we are at your side to define the best strategy based on Intellectual Property rights and all related activities.

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Plant Varieties

We assist clients in the preparation and filing of applications, throughout the entire formal and technical examination phase, and through to the granting of the plant variety right. Professionals specialised in this branch of intellectual property, having extensive experience as experts appointed by the specialised courts, assist clients in opposing the granting of plant variety rights to third parties.

Geographical indications

Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Geographical Indications (GI) are extremely important principles of public law for associations and consortia. Their aim is to protect, enhance and promote products whose quality and characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors. PDOs and GIs are recognised in Europe, and may only be extended to non-EU countries by means of specific bilateral agreements between Europe and the State concerned. In the absence of such agreements, PDOs and GIs are not recognised outside the EU.

Domain names

Since the Internet burst onto the commercial scene, we have been dealing with registering and maintaining domain names in all possible TLDs, whether generic (from the widespread .COM, .NET, .ORG, to the more recent .WINE, .AERO, .LUXURY, .FOOD, etc.) or national (.IT, .EU, .CN, .US, .DE, etc.). The ICANN (“Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers“) is an internationally organised corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation and Top-Level Domain name system management. We have extensive experience retrieving domain names that have been registered by third parties in bad faith, through legal actions, arbitrations (particularly the ICANN UDRP – Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) and out-of-court settlements.

Copyright

We help clients to assess whether to protect works through copyright or other concurrent or alternative rights, and to protect said rights in the event of third-party violation.

Transfer of industrial property rights

Patents, trademarks, designs and plant varieties are transferable registered assets. Whenever they form the subject of sale, licensing or corporate changes, such as the transfer or merger of a company, we operate on our clients’ behalf to keep the ownership of such assets up-to-date in public registers. Our extensive experience enables us to provide clients with first-rate assistance and support around the world.

Valuation of industrial property assets

The valuation of intellectual property involves professionals with specific technical, legal, fiscal and financial expertise. The valuation of intellectual property is a delicate, crucial activity performed on many different occasions, such as in the context of mergers and acquisitions, of granting licenses and assigning intellectual property rights, of determining a fair remuneration for employees, of assessing damages during disputes, of accounting and tax planning, and so on.

Licensing

The practice of licensing – one of the main means of circulating industrial property rights – involves patent licences, the assignment and licensing of know-how or trade secrets, design assignments and licenses, trademark assignments and licenses, and so on. Each of these types of contracts has its own peculiarities and links with the regulation of the industrial property right.

Contracts

We help clients negotiate and draw up technology contracts, such as agreements in the fields of design, industrialization, industrial supply or sub-supply, research and development, and so on. Negotiating and drawing up such contracts involves assessing regulatory provisions concerning contract law and industrial property rights. The above also applies to commercial contracts, such as distribution, selective distribution and agency agreements, with particular emphasis on the correct use of trademarks.

IP guidelines

There is an important difference, in terms of effectiveness and value, between building an intangible portfolio based on the needs of the moment and pursuing an ongoing strategy to drive innovation and competitiveness. We help clients draw up customised “Industrial Property Management Guidelines” so as to optimise internal innovation efforts and make the most of the company’s relations with external contractors.

IP seminars

We offer specific IP seminars to increase our clients’ understanding of industrial property issues, facilitate communication, and promote the achievement of important objectives.

Pat-Sitter & Mark-Sitter

Companies active in Industrial Property must be able to quickly obtain the main data of their patent and trademark portfolios, for example to decide the strategy of new filings, to keep deadlines under control or to make budget forecasts.
To meet this need, Studio Torta has developed two management softwares aimed at meeting the needs of the modern industrial world and capable of storing, organizing, managing and distributing all information relating to the patent field (Pat-Sitter) and the trademark field
(Mark-Sitter) in an extraordinarily easy, quick and efficient manner.

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