Gallo & Partners, an industrial and intellectual property consulting firm
Gallo & Partners is an industrial and intellectual property consulting firm that operates globally through its own selected network of correspondents for the registration and defence of industrial property rights worldwide.
Industrial property rights concern all the intangible assets of a company, i.e. everything related to the design, manufacture and marketing of its products, which are mainly protected by patents, trademarks and designs, but also by copyright and industrial secrecy strategies (know-how).
We assist our clients by making our experience available to implement sophisticated protection strategies for their inventions, brands or design creations.
We boast a team of brilliant patent, trademark and design consultants, who are Italian and European professional patent and trademark attorneys specialized in various technical fields and qualified to represent client companies for obtaining and defending their monopoly rights worldwide, in particular before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM), the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO or OMPI in Italian - for international PCT patent applications and international trademarks), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), or in any country through our network of qualified correspondents.
Furthermore, during the administrative procedures we also handle: patent boxes (i.e. exploitation of tax regulations to obtain income tax allowances obtained with products subject to patents, utility models, know-how etc.), assessments of patents, trademarks and designs (for example for license agreements or deeds of assignments), prior art searches and freedom-to-operate, validation of European patents (TBE), validation in Italy of international rights, extensions abroad of Italian rights, designation of other countries, provisional protection of European patents in Italy, replies to official letters received by the examiners, appeals to the Board of Appeals, opposition actions, drafting of warning letters and replying to received ones, software protection as copyright, protection of industrial design’s works, and official fees payment (in particular maintenance fees).
More generally, we strive to protect all ideas and inventions of our clients, their products’ name or shape, by assisting them in obtaining monopoly rights (that is, the exclusive right of production and marketing).