In order to guarantee the validity of a European patent filing procedure and its validation, both European companies and those based outside the European Union should rely on a local Intellectual Property (IP) correspondent.
Choosing whether to file a patent as a national patent in a foreign country, or directly as a European patent and then validate it in the countries designated in the patent application, meets specific business needs.
Skills of the local IP correspondent
This is why the advice and experience of an Intellectual Property Office in the country where you intend to extend your patent, such as Italy, is an added value for protecting the patent and your company.
As an expert in patent validations, the local correspondent can speed up the process with considerable cost and time savings, providing the appropriate indications regarding:
- the requisites that the granted patent must satisfy in order to be validated and access the reference market of the chosen country, in accordance with legislation;
- the local and regional legislation of the country to which reference should be made in order to continue with the patenting procedure;
- the local processes and time-frames for the validity of the patent filing;
- the filing fees and costs and subsequent maintenance of the patent title (annuities).
Why choose a local IP correspondent in Italy?
For any European or non-European company that considers the Italian market as a strength in developing and marketing its product or service, it can be advantageous to rely on an Italian IP correspondent for filing a European patent.
But that’s not all: companies seeking to continue the patent procedure in Europe must be represented by a patent consultant based in Europe.
An Italian IP correspondent has the ideal skills and experience, as well as a wide network of contacts and offices throughout Europe: a sure guarantee of reliability.
This is not only true for all the elements mentioned above that are useful for optimising the patent process, but also because as a local correspondent he can provide adequate support for the necessary translation of the patent application.
For this reason, our goal in fulfilling the correct validation procedure is to offer excellent translation services with the help of specialised patent translators whose patent text translation is perfectly compliant with the original.
Our strengths are our skills, in-depth subject knowledge and the guarantee of quality translations at competitive prices, without any intermediation costs.