Italy

Constitution of the Republic of Italy

Year of Version:2012
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 1948
Date of Text (Adopted):December 27, 1947
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Republic of Italy contains general provisions relating to intellectual property.
Among others, Article 9 provides for the duty of the State to promote scientific and technical research, and safeguard the historical and artistic heritage of the nation. Article 33 guarantees the freedom of arts, science and teaching.

Furthermore, Article 117(2)(r) gives the State the exclusive legislative power to enact laws relating to intellectual property. Articles 117(3) gives both the State and regions the concurrent power to enact laws relating to scientific and technological research and promotion of the cultural heritage.
Available Texts: 
Italian

Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana, Complete document (pdf) [322 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:IT210

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