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Areas of Practice

Intellectual property law

The Costa-Creta Law Firm assists its clients in the management and protection of all their intellectual property rights.

The Firm’s attorneys assist their clients to enhance their rights through contractual means, advising them in the negotiation and finalization of contracts to sell or license trademarks and other distinctive signs, patents, designs and know-how, such as in publishing contracts or other licenses to exploit intellectual property as well as in operations of joint research and development or technology transfer.

The Firm also offers assistance in relation to the promotion and protection of the Made in Italy merchandise mark, in the application of rules on the labelling and traceability of products and in relation to the rules on geographical indications and designations of origin, as well as in the use of the tool of collective marks.

The Firm provides an effective protection against the violation of property rights, using the full range of tools available under the applicable law , including customs surveillance and criminal protection. The Firm can also boast extensive experience in civil litigation relating to intellectual and industrial property, as well as in unfair competition in general, in front of the sections for business matters, in particular with reference to urgent precautionary measures of protection.

The Firm’s attorneys have gained significant experience in international litigation, in both patent and trademark and design matters, assisting clients in disputes characterized by transnational profiles, as well as before European courts and the main international organizations in the field.

As regards, in particular, patent litigation, the Firm has followed with great attention the approval process of the Unitary Patent system, recently entered into force, and is able to offer assistance to its clients also in matters lying within the jurisdiction of the new Unified Patent Court.