ADEXE is a company having relevant experience in strategic advice to enterprises for the protection, management, and enhancement of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights.
ADEXE offers a range of services that convey the long-time experience of its professionals, combined with the passion for applied scientific research and legal deepening.
The deep care to the details and the respect of the client lead our way.

  • Patents
    Industrial Property Code

    Art. 45 – Subject matter of patents
    1. Patents may be granted for inventions, in all technical sectors, that are new and imply an inventive activity and are suitable for industrial application.
    Art. 53 - Effects of patenting
    1. The exclusive rights considered by this code are conferred with the granting of the patent.
    2. The effects of the patent start on the date on which the application with the description, claims and any designs is made available to the public.
    Art. 60 - Duration
    A patent for an industrial invention has a duration of 20 years starting on the date of filing of the application and may not be renewed, nor may its duration be extended.

    Trademarks
    Industrial Property Code

    Art. 7 - Subject matter of registration
    1. A trademark may consist of any signs capable of being represented graphically, and in particular words, including personal names, designs, letters, numerals, sounds, the shape of goods or of their packaging, the colour combinations or tones, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.
    Art. 15 - Effects of registration
    1. The exclusive rights set forth in this Code are conferred by way of registration.
    2. The effects of the first registration begin as of the date the application is filed. For renewals, the effects begin on the date of expiration of the previous registration.
    3. (omissis)
    4. Registration has a duration of ten years starting from the date in which the application is filed, unless the owner surrenders his rights.

    Designs
    Industrial Property Code

    Art. 31 - Subject matter of registration
    1. Registrations as designs and models may be granted to the appearance of the whole or a part of the product, resulting in particular from the features of the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or its ornamentation, provided that the same are new and have an individual character.
    Art. 32 - Novelty
    1. A design or model shall be considered to be new if no identical design or model has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration, or, if priority is claimed, prior to the date of the same. Designs or models are considered identical when their features differ only in immaterial details.

  • Utility models
    Industrial Property Code

    Art. 82 - Subject matter of patents
    1. Patents for utility models may be granted for new models apt to provide particular efficacy or convenience of application or use for machines, or parts thereof, instruments, tools or functional objects in general, such as new models consisting of particular conformations, arrangements, configurations or combinations of parts.


    Art. 85 - Duration and effects of patenting
    1. A patent for utility model has a duration of ten years from the date the application is filed.




    Software
    Copyright protection

    A computer program (or software) is considered as a sequence of instructions, written in a programming language (for example, Visual Basic, Perl, etc. ...), to obtain a precise result and to perform functions in an electronic device. These instructions form the source code, transformed into object code by a compiler. The object code is then interpreted and executed by the CPU (Central Processing Unit or microprocessor). The software can be protected by copyright. In this case, the protection of the object is the program, either in source form or in object form, but also "the preparatory material for the design of the same program". Software might be protected by a patent, where additional technical effects (or going beyond the normal software-hardware interaction) are found. The software can be protected by a patent when it contains one or more innovative algorithms, from a technical point of view, and when it has the normal requirements of patentability of all inventions, namely novelty and inventive step.

    Copyright
    Copyright protection

    Law n. 633 dated April 22nd 1941
    Art. 1 - Intellectual works having a creative character and appertaining to literature, music, the graphic arts, architecture, the theatre and cinematography, whatever their mode or form of expression, shall be protected according to this Law. Computer programs shall further be protected as literary works, pursuant to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, which was ratified and enforced by Law no. 399 of June 20, 1978.


Patents – Utility models
Design – Software - Copyright

Our Professionals are endowed with high quality proficiency in the following branches:

Pre-filing and filing legal and technical assistance:

• Direct preliminary searches: preliminary verification of the patentability of a technical innovation, carried out directly in the headquarters of the industrial production and/or in the R&D reference office.
• Indirect preliminary searches: “Searches” within official national and international databases, to verify the state of the art and pertaining technical analysis about the freedom to operate.
• Filing of Trademark, Design and Patent applications with the relevant offices; patent prosecution.
• Drafting of agreements for the transfer of titles or industrial property rights (e.g. assignments, licence agreements, coexistence agreements etc.) and distribution and/or supply contracts.

Post-filing technical, fiscal and legal assistance (judicial and/or out-of-court assistance)

• Actions to hinder the counterfeiting acts
• Watching of competitors’ patents
• Valuation of intangible assets *
• Facilitated tax-system in accordance to the intangible asset legislation; taxes and tender notices relating to Intellectual Property, also regarding innovative startups.
• Internationalisation:
Our office can count on qualified Professionals in the US market who work locally and can support our clients in the following activities:
• Customised market searches.
• Competition, products, sales and market communication systems analysis.
• Identification of the product’s price, of the distribution technique and of the client’s purchase method.
• On-site presence for our clients, also in order to support the establishment of their foreign headquarters and for the attendance to events, exhibitions and meetings.

NATIONAL – COMMUNITY – INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS

Pre-filing and filing legal assistance:

Expert advice for the graphic design of trademarks and analysis of their registrability.
• Search of identical and/or similar trademarks within the national and International Registers.
• Filing of trademark applications with the national and International Registers.
• Drafting of agreements for transfer of titles or industrial property rights (e.g. assignments, licence agreements, coexistence agreements etc.) and distribution and/or supply contracts.

Post filing technical, fiscal and legal (judicial and out-of-court) assistance:

• Office Actions and Oppositions.
• Watch of competitors’ trademarks and domain names.
• Infringement counter-actions.
Valuation of intangible assets *
Facilitated tax-systemin accordance to the intangible asset legislation; taxes and tender notices relating to Intellectual Property, also regarding innovative startups.
Internationalisation::
Our office can count on qualified Professionals in the US market who work locally and can support our clients in the following activities:
• Customised market searches.
• Competition, products, sales and market communication systems analysis.
• Identification of the product’s price, of the distribution technique and of the client’s purchase method.
• On-site presence for our clients, also in order to support the establishment of their foreign headquarters and for the attendance to events, exhibitions and meetings.

*Valuation of intangible assets
Keywords:
• Fiscal opportunities
• Accounting of balance values
• Valuation of Company’s economic assets in order to identify its goodwill
• Assignment or purchase of a particular intangible activity: in order to establish the transaction price (used also for startups, splitting, assignments etc.)
• Determining of the adequacy of the amount due, for the license of intangibles assets.
. • Contentious: in case of infringements it is necessary to determine the value of the injured intangible asset.

Patent applications filed every year in Italy
Patent applications filed every year in Europe
Trademarks and designs registered every year
Industrial designs registered worldwide

Adexe, a team of professionals at your service.

Adexe is a company having relevant experience in strategic advice to enterprises for the protection, management and enhancement of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights.
ADEXE offers a range of services that convey the long-time experience of its professionals, combined with the passion for applied scientific research and legal deepening.
Attention to details is the North Star that guides us. Respect for client is the sentiment that animates us.

Partnership:

Gidisas

Membership:

confindustria verona
confindustria pordenone

team

A team of qualified professionals, with a long-range experience at the service of Companies for the handling and protection of Industrial Property titles in Italy and in foreign countries.

anna stoppele adexe

Dott.ssa Anna Stoppele

Area:
Trademarks and Design
Qualifications:
Authorized representative before the Italian Patents and Trademarks Office (UIBM)
Authorized representative before the European Office of Trade Marks and Designs (EUIPO) Training: Law Degree - University of Verona (Italy)
Permanent training course in Industrial Property,
at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy (focus: Trademark)
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English and German
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Avv. Luigi Sergi

Area:
IP Legal, Trademarks, Patents
Qualifications: Admitted to the Bar of Verona in 2015 Admitted to the Bar of Milan 2011-2015 Bar Exam (2011)
Training: Law Degree - Catholic University of Milan (Italy) Postgraduate in Business Law - University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English, French
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Dott.ssa Barbara Bianconi

Area:
Relations and Corporate Communications
Qualifications and Training: Bar exam (2004) Law Degree (2001)
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English
vera munchow adexe

Dott.ssa Vera Münchow

Area:
Patents and Design
Qualifications: Authorized representative before the Italian Patents and Trademarks Office (UIBM) (Patents and Design) Authorized representative before the European Office of Trade Marks and Designs (EUIPO) (Design) European Patent Attorney before EPO (European Patent Office)
Training: Degree (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) in Chemistry - Technical University of Berlin Postdoc (1997-1998) at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Padua (Italy)
Languages: German (mother tongue), Italian, English
  • ADEXE IS IN VERONA, CORSO PORTA NUOVA, 131

    Strategic Consulting Firm to companies, with expertise in the protection, handling, and enhancement of the Industrial and Intellectual Property rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, know-how), both nationally and internationally.

  • ADEXE - T +39.045.89 44 484 - F +39.045.47 43 160

    The long-range experience developed by its Professionals in the different technical and legal aspects of registration and prosecution of the Industrial Property titles (i.e. trademarks - starting from their graphic creation - patents, design, copyright, domain names) reverberates in the quality of the offered services in different areas of Intellectual Property, and areas connected hereto, such as Internationalisation and Facilitated tax-system.

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    Our Professionals are endowed with high quality proficiency in the following branches
    PATENTS – UTILITY MODELS – DESIGN – SOFTWARE – COPYRIGHT – NATIONAL/COMMUNITY/INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS

WHERE WE ARE

ADEXE IS IN VERONA, CORSO PORTA NUOVA, 131.