New financial support for Italian companies in protecting intellectual property
Italian Ministry of Economic Development has published various measures outlined in the Growth Decree19 December 2019
Various measures have been published in the last few days to support those who protect intellectual property in Italy, which provide access to various forms of financial support, listed here below.
VOUCHER 3I – Investing In Innovation
The decree supporting start-ups in the patenting of inventions has been published in the Official Gazette
Voucher 3I – Investing In Innovation set forth in the Growth Decree, which aims to support innovative start-ups with the process of patenting and enhancement of their technological and digital investments. Financial resources of 6.5 million euros for each year of the three-year period 2019-2021 are available for this measure.
What has been established?
The decree establishes both the services that can be acquired by the companies concerned, and the amounts granted through Voucher 3I:
2,000 euros + IVA for consultancy services relating to prior art searches and verification of the patentability of the invention;
4,000 euros + IVA for consultancy services relating to the drafting of the patent application and filing with the UIBM;
6,000 euros + IVA for consultancy services relating to the filing of the national patent application abroad.
Voucher 3I only concerns the services listed above and does not cover costs related to taxes and fees relating to the filing. The company pays for the services used by using the Voucher 3I in its possession, handing it over to the service providers.
It is understood that each company can apply, for one or more of the services as above, to receive Voucher 3Iat most in relation to three different patents per year.
Call of bids reopened
TRADEMARKS+3 · PATENTS+ · DESIGNS+4
The incentives relating to the following measures have been reinstated: Patents+, Trademarks+3 and Designs+4, the Italian Ministry for Economic Development has published the calls for bids concerning the optimization of patents, trademarks and designs which are summarized below.
Fund: 3.5 million euro
The incentive is recognized for the purchase of specialized services for the registration of European trademarks and international trademarks.
Beneficiaries can be micro, small and medium-sized companies.
Applications must be submitted to Unioncamere from the 30th March 2020 and until funds are exhausted.