The Lombard capital is awarded the seat of the third site of the UPC. The Milan section will be in charge of judging patent disputes in such crucial sectors for Europe and Italy as pharmaceuticals, plant protection, agri-food and fashion.
Small and medium-sized enterprises play a very important role in our country, which, in the European Union as a whole, represent 99% of companies producing 57% of the Union's GDP. Being innovative, they make great use of intellectual property rights such as trademarks, patents and industrial designs. According to Epo's (European patent office) 2022 report, Italian companies and individual private inventors filed 4,864 patent applications.
A highly innovative country. We are 11th in the world in the number of patents, with Lombardy that is confirmed as the Italian region with the most patent applications filed in 2022 according to the European Patent Office. The number of 'Lombard' patents requested is 1,547. Lombardy is ranked 12th in Europe, followed by Emilia-Romagna (24th), Veneto (32nd), Piedmont (41st), Tuscany (60th), Lazio (64th), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (90th) and from Trentino-Alto Adige (92nd). Eight, therefore, the Italian regions in the top 100 places in Europe. The patents requested in Lombardy account for 31.8% of the Italian total, while Emilia-Romagna and Veneto account for more than 60% of the patent applications from Italy to the Epo (Source: Il Corriere della Sera).
Italians, a country of saints, poets and navigators as well as inventors distinguished by imagination, creativity and passion all factors for success.