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Protection of intellectual property

The activity pertinent to the protection of intellectual property implies the development of concrete initiatives in order to reach a clear definition of policy on patents, copyright, trademarks and so on.

To this purpose ASI considers as crucial the utilization of intellectual property protection instruments aiming at strengthening the enhancement of products which have been developed thanks to ASI funds.

The National Aerospace Plan 2006-2008 highlights how, in its contracts, ASI claims and defends the property of developed products, both material and immaterial, by also appealing to policies of intellectual property protection through more appropriate instruments such as patents, trademarks, copyright, and industrial design.

The discipline which settles the relationships between ASI and other parties dealing with it - such as companies, research centres, Universities and Institutional Agencies (both national and international) - is improving.