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Assistance and support to Italian enterprises in the fight against counterfeiting Rome, October the 5th, 2010. Speaker: Isabella Flajban Ministry of Economic Development Directorate General for the fight against Counterfeiting - Italian Patent and Trademark Office.
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Speaker: Isabella Flajban
Ministry of Economic Development
Directorate General for the fight against Counterfeiting -
Italian Patent and Trademark Office
presents important economic consequences, especially in these hard times…
is strongly related to other criminal activities such as trade in narcotics, money laundering and terrorism
causes the consumers
is a clandestine activity
so it is very hard to obtain
accurate statistics on it…
and to elaborate adequate
As reported in the OCDE Report on the Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy (2008) “the overall degree to which products are being counterfeited and pirated is unknown and there do not appear to be any methodologies that could be employed to develop an acceptable overall estimate.”
“insights can be gained through an examination of various types of information, including data on enforcement and information developed through surveys”.
In 1997, the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce indicated that the overall cost of counterfeiting in the world was about 5% to 7% of world trade
The EU Report (2009) indicates that the number of goods, suspected of infringing IPR rights, detained in 2009 decreased to 118 ml. articles, compared to the 178 ml. articles recorded in 2008
According to the Report elaborated in 2009 by CENSIS, counterfeitingin Italy has a revenue of 7 billions of Euros, causes a loss for the State Budget of 5 billions of Euros and the loss of about 130.000 jobs…
SMEs are invariably less well resourced;
SMEs cannot afford to employ lawyers to represent them in the Courts;
SMEs are not able to make use of an in-house legal team;
SMEs often don’t understand that it is essential to register the Intellectual Property;
SMEs don’t know that patents or trade marks provide protection only in home markets and are not valid for example for China…
Over 25% of the total amount of Italian enterprises’ workers are employed in the manufacturing sector;
About 93% of Italian enterprises that export abroad are small enterprises;
Italian SMEs export is about 72% (in value) of the total.
So we can say that…the Italian economy is driven in large part by the manufacture of high-quality consumer goods produced by small and medium-sized enterprises that export abroad
a new role for
the Ministry of Economic Development…
“In order to the Legislative Decree n.112/08 the Ministry of Economic Development obtained directly the tasks of dismissed High Commissioner to combat counterfeiting and piracy”
The new organization of the Ministry of Economic Development (Presidential Decree of 28 November 2008 n. 197) provided a dedicated structure:
the Directorate General for Combating Counterfeiting - UIBM
DPR del 28 novembre 2008 nr. 197
and also ….
technique IPR protection concerning
The previous Italian Patent and Trademark Office (U.I.B.M.) is placed directly under the new General Directorate
INVOLVE THE PRINCIPAL STAKEHOLDERS
a public-private partnership
The Directorate General is holding talks with
Do you want to report cases of counterfeiting good?
CALL CENTER FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8.30 A.M to 17.30 P.M.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO
E-MAIL OR TO SEND A FAX
Dedicated to business and consumers
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13 IPR Desks were constituted by the Ministry of International Trade, now Ministry of Economic Development in 10 Countries. The Finance Act of 2004 has given them a function of advice and monitoring for the protection of trademark and indications of origin and for the legal assistance to Italian enterprises abroad, especially in areas where the problem of counterfeiting is more significant.
These structures, operating at the Italian Trade Commission offices, have the task of providing information about the local industrial/intellectual property system and to monitor the market with reference to the problems of counterfeiting.
ITALIAN SOUNDING PROJECT
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT COUNTERFEITING OF FASHION TRADEMARKS AND DESIGN
CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION PROJECT
Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
Direzione generale per la lotta alla contraffazione – U.I.B.M.
Divisione VI- Assistenza e supporto alle imprese destinatarie anticontraffazione