IP Agency Services

Studio Legale Sutti is nowadays not only a law firm, but also a Patent & Trademark Agency, and some of our members are accordingly qualified as patent attorneys or patent liason agents, are admitted as such to the Italian, European and Japanese Patent and Trademark Offices, and have engineering or MBA degrees.

Patent & Trademark Agency Services, which are accessible from all SLS’s offices, are headed and coordinated from our Head Office in Milan.

Licio Zambon and Ruggero Del Curatolo have in turn specific responsibilities for our work in the areas respectively of chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic patents; and of software issues.

Our IP agency services cover in general the drafting and filing of patent, model, design and trademark applications; prior art and prior use search; registration of software with the Italian Copyright Agency (SIAE); intellectual property portfolio assessment in auditing and due diligence operations. The Firm’s services in this area are, however, especially tuned towards the creative exploitation and enforcement of corporate patent portfolios, including licence negotiations and expert assistance and representation in litigation, criminal cases and patent office proceedings. Another focus of our services is the tax IP-filing and -licensing planning, provided in close cooperation with our Tax Department.

More information concerning our activity and expertise in general in the field of IP can be found in the pages concerning our Intellectual Property & Competition Dept., which is the framework in which our Patent & Trademark Agency Services are operated.

Law Firms in Europe 1997 (published by Legalease Ltd.) cited Studio Legale Sutti as the first Italian firm having implemented in-house patent attorney services (which are mentioned in analogous terms by The International Centre for Commercial Law).

SLS is a member of The Intellectual Property Network; a description of our activity in this field is contained in, inter alia, the World IP Contacts Handbook 1998, published by Euromoney; and the relevant data to access our patent services are duly reported in our entry in the wonderful Worldwide Listing of Patent Attorneys & Agents, published on the Web by. James W Piper & Co, as they are in the IP Professionals Business Card Directory.

Studio Legale Sutti also collaborates with Global Technoscan, a leading online technology transfer market place. Global Technoscan offers a vast range of services related to Science News, R&D, Licensing and Technology transfer, Venture Capital, Patents and IP, Science Policy, Events.

Finally, Studio Legale Sutti is the firm indicated for the Italian jurisdiction, with regard to the copyright, patent, trademark, and tradesecret law fields, by Peter Anthony Nieves in his Peter’s Patent Page.

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