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India joins the International Trademark System

India has recently joined the Madrid Protocol becoming the ninetieth State of the International Trademark System.
Starting from July 8th 2013 it will be possible to designate India in any application for International Trademark and thus it will be easier and cheaper to get the registration and protection for its own distinctive signs in this important emerging market.

National Fund for Innovation: new funding for valueing patents and designs

The Italian Minister of Economic Development (MSE) has recently launched a line called “Risk Capital” on the National InnovationFund to facilitate SMEs access to credit aimed at the industrial exploitment of patents for invention and design models.
For more information: MSE site

New ministerial fund to promote innovation and intellectual property of small and medium companies

Il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MSE) ha stanziato un fondo del valore complessivo di 45,5 milioni di euro con lo scopo di sostenere le PMI italiane che vogliano accrescere la propria competitività mediante il ricorso agli strumenti della Proprietà Industriale (PI), in particolare brevetti e modelli di design.

Tale fondo è stato impiegato per rifinanziare i bandi Brevetti+ e Disegni+ avviati nel 2011. Ognuno di tali bandi prevede due distinti strumenti di agevolazione finanziaria che permettono di ottenere incentivi economici a fondo perduto per supportare:

–         il deposito di nuove domande italiane di brevetto e di registrazione di modelli di design;

–          l’estensione a livello europeo ed internazionale delle domande di brevetto italiane;

–          la progettazione, lo sviluppo industriale e la commercializzazione di prodotti basati su brevetti.

Inoltre, ulteriori bonus sono previste per chi decide di estendere l’ambito territoriale di tali titoli di PI in USA, Cina, India, Brasile eRussia.

I finanziamenti in oggetto possono essere richiesti già da ora e saranno erogati secondo procedura a sportello, fino ad esaurimento dei fondi.

Per ulteriori informazioni sui requisiti e le modalità per poter accedere a tali finanziamenti si rimanda ai seguenti link:

Sito del ministero/UIBM   Comunicazione R&A    Scheda BREVETTI+   Scheda DESIGN+

Davide Roncuzzi interviewed by Econerre

Econerre, the economic journal issued by Unioncamere of Emilia-Romagna, proposed Ing. Davide Roncuzzi(of Roncuzzi & Associates) to be interviewed on the relaunch of Italian companies through promotion and protection of innovation.
You can download Roncuzzi’s interview here (taken from Econerre, issue V/2012).

R&A contributes to the first Italian multimedia DVD on Intellectual Property

Unioncamere and Eurosportello, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Ravenna, produced the first Italian multimedia DVD on Intellectual Property titled:

“Trademarks, Patents and Know How –  the value of innovation and the protection of Intellectual Property, according to experts, companies and institutions”

R&A was involved in the production of the DVD and Ing. Roncuzzi contributes with an interview aimed to present some peculiarities of patents with reference to protection of creativity and business relationships between competing companies. Together with the contribution of Roncuzzi, the DVD presents the experiences of successful companies such as Technogym, Sacmi and Bellco, companies that have made innovation their own distinctive feature.

Links: Ing. Roncuzzi’s speechDVD overview 

R&A supports Emilian companies hit by recent earthquakes.

Aware of the enormous difficulties that the citizens of the areas of Emilia-Romagna affected by Recent Earthquakes live in these days, Roncuzzi & Associates (R & A) has decided to support the companies which operate in these areas by practicing them a 50% discount on professional fees for IP services.

In particular, it will be offered a reduced price for technical-legal and administrative activities aimed to file national and European patent, trademark and design applications.

Finanziamenti a fondo perduto per la registrazione di Marchi Comunitari ed internazionali

Il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico ha stanziato un fondo di 4,5 Milioni di euro con lo scopo di sostenere le PMI italiane che vogliano potenziare la propria presenza nei mercati esteri mediante la registrazione di Marchi Comunitari e/o internazionali.

Su tale fondo, sarà possibile richiedere degli incentivi economici a fondo perduto per supportare fino all’80% dei costi sostenuti per le attività di registrazione svolte. L’importo massimo del finanziamento è di 4.000 € per ogni Marchio Comunitario e di 6.000 € per ogni Marchio Internazionale. Ogni azienda potrà richiedere più finanziamenti per un valore complessivo di 15.000 €.

I finanziamenti in oggetto potranno essere richiesti a partire dal 4 Settembre p.v. e saranno erogati secondo procedura a sportello, fino ad esaurimento dei fondi.

Per ulteriori informazioni: Comunicazione R&ABando ministeriale

Seminar “Touch the intangibles”

Under “SINERGIA From Associates for Associatespromoted by Confindustria Ravenna, Roncuzzi & Associates organizes the meeting:

Touch the intangibles Generating value with the Industrial Property

An informal meeting, aimed at entrepreneurs, in which, through company experiences and advices of  professionals, it will be discussed the opportunities and advantages provided nowadays by the tools of Industrial Property, with particular focus oninternationalization and entry into new markets.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 3 at 16:45 at Confindustria Ravenna in Via Barbiani 8/10.

The presentation of the meeting can be downloaded at the following address.
For information and registration please contact R&A at 0544 31076 or segreteria@roncuzzi.it.

Roncuzzi & Associati receives 2011 Confindustria Excelsa Award

On the occasion of the 1st edition of Confindustria Ravenna Excelsa Award, Roncuzzi & Associati received the precious acknowledgement in the “Internationalization” category by jury chairman Prof. Giacomo Vaciago.

The Excelsa award was conceived by Confindustria within the project “Ravenna 2030” to highlight the excellences of the province of Ravenna. The competition comes under the motto “Excellence will change the world” and aims at acknowledgement of the social value of the enterprise and spotlight exemplary models. In particular, the Confindustria Ravenna Excelsa Award wants to focus on those enterprises that, even in the current macro-economic disadvantageous situation, have decided to invest by paying particular attention to human resources, business ethics and social commitment. The awards ceremony was held Friday, April 14 at the end of an interesting debate that has seen starring economist Oscar Giannino.

 

Press Review:

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New Roncuzzi & Associati website

The structure of the new website has been reorganized to simplify navigation and so facilitate content access. Content has also been enriched to provide clearer and more detailed information. The new website is still under development and it is R&A’s intention to implement a series of online services to facilitate communication and information exchange with its clients, so as to meet both the needs of new clients approaching the subject of Industrial Property for the first time and those of long-standing partners.