ABM, Agenzia Brevetti e Marchi [Agency for Patents and Trademarks], also offers specialist legal advice
for the protection of industrial property. Industrial property rights
should receive adequate protection to enable businesses to invest in innovation.
This is the reason that all the national and supranational systems spend time drawing up emergency interventions provisions to support owners of patents, trademarks or designs. When somebody sees his/her patent, trademark or model has been counterfeited, he/she must be able to act immediately against the infringer to stop the unlawful activities.
On the other hand, however, those doing business in the field of legitimate competition must also be protected, without this being excluded by limitless patent rights, which would negatively affect the open market.
The reconciliation of these two requirements led to the establishment of the Protection of Industrial Propertysystem, which is now harmonised in most industrialised countries as a result of the Trips Agreement of 15 April 1994, which sets out certain fundamental principles that member states must comply with. For further information in this regard, you can rely on the expertise of our firm in Pisa.