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PCT Applications Shall Enter Italian National Phase Directly

日期: 2019-12-25 15:45
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         In connection with International patent applications under PCT filed on or after 1st July 2020, it will be possible to enter directly the Italian national phase.

        The Italian national phase must be entered by 30 months from the international filing date or the priority date, if claimed.An Italian translation of the international patent application must be filed at filing.
        After entry the Italian national phase, a substantive examination will be taken place based on the search and preliminary opinion made by the International Searching Authority.

        Compared with the old patent system, the only way for the PCT applications entering the Italian national phase is to first enter the EPO regional phase and then file validation in Italy, the new patent system shall greatly reduce the expenses, especially, for those applicants who just want to protect their patents in Italy. In addition, with the implementation of the new patent system, for those PCT applications relatively being lack of inventive step, which are allowed to file the utility models instead of patents before.


                                               
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