GLP Intellectual Property Office

GLP is an IP boutique that has been providing a complete range of services for the structured protection of IP rights for more than 50 years. It specialises in protecting inventive ideas, developing and prosecuting IP rights at a European, national and international level and assisting national and international clients worldwide by analysing, managing and enforcing their IP assets.

Since 1967 GLP has grown thanks to word-of-mouth marketing among satisfied clients who recognise its commitment to delivering high-quality services, understanding their needs, industries and markets and counselling them on the most practical and efficient solutions that afford the widest range of opportunities.

Fields of expertise

GLP provides the following services:

  • analysing, drafting, filing and prosecuting IP rights such as patents, trademarks and designs at an international, European and national level;
  • legal actions in the IP field;
  • economic valuations of IP rights;
  • portfolio maintenance and renewal;
  • examination of competitors’ patent and trademark portfolios and identification of the scope of protection thereof;
  • development of technology, know-how and patent protection programmes, licensing and assignment agreements, trade secret agreements, contracts and legal and technical opinions;
  • assistance with the transfer or acquisition of IP portfolios; and
  • company training courses in IP matters;

Team organisation

GLPis divided into departments (patent, trademark, design, legal, renewal and Internet services). All these departments, in synergy with the legal department, are structured as a heterogeneous group of attorneys and lawyers with decades of experience in the IP field. The patent department deals with multi-disciplinary fields, including mechanics, medical devices, material science, biotechnology, chemistry, electrical equipment, electronics, semiconductors, computer software and hardware and telecommunications. The team is highly knowledgeable and keeps up to date on local and European IP legislative developments.

Client-focused approach

Clients of all sizes and from industries worldwide trust GLP to design strategies to defend their IP rights in the most complex cases. Usually in the IP field, clients can verify the quality of the consultancy that they have received only when they are involved in a lawsuit, which occurs in only 5% of cases. However, GLP acts as if this verification were applied in all cases – for this reason it is committed to the highest quality, both in consultancy and drawing up patent documents and in filing trademarks and designs. As a result, some of GLP’s patent texts have been recognised as examples of best practice in national and international publications.

Intellectual property as a tool for growth and development

GLP believes that intellectual property is a fundamental tool for the growth and development first of an economic system and then of a national economic system. For this reason, for more than 50 years GLP has written publications that are distributed free of charge. It also organises and promotes events, courses and seminars. The firm keeps and updates a private in-house library of over 8,000 volumes.

International organisations

The team is registered to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), the EUIPO, WIPO, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and the Republic of San Marino’s Patent and Trademark Office. For years GLP has been part of the EPO Big Clients programme, which aims to strengthen collaboration and strategic partnership and is one of the few key user offices for the EUIPO.

Excellent references

GLP has been recommended by the most authoritative international directories, including: IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000, IP Stars, CorporateINTL, Global Law Experts, Global IP Directory and China IP’s International IP Law Firms.

Firm memberships

GLP’s professionals are active members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, MARQUES, INTA, the Licensing Executives Society, the European Trademarks Association, the International League of Competition Law, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Centromarca Institute for the Fight against Counterfeiting and the Italian Patent Information Users Group.

Languages

GLP professionals are fluent in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.

Contact details

GLP Intellectual Property Office
Via Luciano Manara 13
Milan 20122
Italy

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Bologna
  • Perugia
  • San Marino
  • Udine
  • Zurich

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