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A new route to patent protection in Italy from July 2020

2020.07.02 Views:735

Holders of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications are able to apply for protection of their invention in Italy without going through the European Patent system. Entry into the direct national phase in Italy is authorised from a PCT international application from July 2020. Those who file an international application through the PCT on or after 1 July 2020, is able to request direct entry into the Italian national phase, without going through the EP system.