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Law No. 962 of November 20, 1970 concerning Patents for Inventions Solely Intended for the Sightless, Italy

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Details Details Year of Version 1970 Dates Entry into force: December 29, 1970 Promulgated: November 20, 1970 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions) Notes The notification by Italy to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law provides for the complete exemption of any fee and taxation for inventions Solely intended for the sightless.'

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Main text(s) Main text(s) French Loi n° 962 du 20 novembre 1970 sur les dispositions relatives aux brevets concernant des inventions destinées exclusivement aux aveugles         Italian Legge 20 novembre 1970, n. 962, Disposizioni relative ai brevetti di invenzioni destinate esclusivamente ai non vedenti         English Law No. 962 of November 20, 1970 concerning Patents for Inventions Solely Intended for the Sightless        

Law Concerning Patents for Inventions Solely Intended for the Sightless

(N° 962 of November 20, 1970)

  1. The grant and maintenance of patents and of industrial privileges concerning the invention and production respectively of any new creation intended, by reason of its nature, for the sole use of the blind, and all transactions relating thereto, shall be exempt from all taxes and fees.
  2. Before the patents are granted, the real use of the creations referred to in Section 1 shall be ascertained by the competent administration, which shall have heard the views of the Italian Union for the Blind.

IT041EN Patents (Blind Persons), Law, 20/11/1970, No. 962 page 1/1

Loi n° 962 du 20 novembre 1970 Dispositions relatives aux brevets concernant des inventions

destinées exclusivement aux aveugles

1. La délivrance et le maintien de brevets et de droits de propriété industrielle, accordés d’une part pour l’invention, et d’autre part pour la production, de découvertes destinées, par leur nature spécifique, à l’usage exclusif des aveugles, ainsi que tous les actes y relatifs, sont exempts de tous impôts et taxes.

2. L’utilité effective des découvertes visées à l’article premier est vérifiée, avant l’octroi du brevet, par l’administration compétente qui entendra l’Union italienne des aveugles.

IT041FR Brevets (Non-voyants), Loi, 20/11/1970, n° 962 page 1/1

LEGGE 20 novembre 1970, n. 962

Disposizioni relative ai brevetti di invenzioni destinate

esclusivamente ai non vedenti.

Testo in vigore dal: 29­12­1970

La Camera dei deputati ed il Senato della Repubblica hanno




la seguente legge:

Art. 1.

La concessione e la conservazione di brevetti e di privative

industriali rilasciati rispettivamente per l'invenzione e la

produzione di qualsiasi ritrovato destinato per sua specifica natura

all'uso esclusivo dei ciechi, nonche' tutti gli atti inerenti, sono

esenti da ogni imposta e tassa.

Art. 2.

L'effettiva utilita' dei ritrovati di cui al precedente articolo 1

viene accertata prima del rilascio dei brevetti dai competenti uffici

ministeriali, sentito il parere della Unione italiana ciechi.

La presente legge, munita del sigillo dello Stato, sara' inserta

nella Raccolta ufficiale delle leggi e dei decreti della Repubblica

italiana. E' fatto obbligo a chiunque spetti di osservarla e di farla

osservare come legge dello Stato.

Data a Roma, addi' 20 novembre 1970



Visto, il Guardasigilli: REALE

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