Italy constitutes the fourth largest market in Europe. The Italian patent is an economical alternative to the European patent when there are a limited number of countries to be protected in Europe. Moreover, the Italian utility model represents a valid alternative for “small inventions”, giving the advantage of lower costs as well as patentability criteria that are not as strict as the rest of Europe. P&TS can represent you directly before the Italian Patents and Trademarks Office (UIBM), for example to validate a European patent in Italy, thus avoiding the costs of an additional patent attorney. Maria Maina, Giovanni Gervasio and Johannes Wohlmuth are patent attorneys authorised before the Italian Patent Office.