SHORT FIRM PROFILE

 COMPODYNAMIC  recently extended its services to customers abroad by offering  the following benefits:

 

• Excellent Services: Our team of experts and long-experienced professionals in the field of Intellectual Property Law supported by specialists  in the field of technical sciences is  available and committed to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards in creativity and  problem-solving .

• Reasonable Rates: We are sure that you will find our schedule of charges enough  cost-effective and advantageous.

• Flexible Systems: We have organized and arranged our systems  to make  them flexible enough to match continuous changes and meet our  customers  expectations.

•  Our mission is to serve your needs in Italy and in European Community with  the aid of our collaborators  based in  Rome (Italy), Alicante (Spain),  Geneve (Swiss).

 

COMPODYNAMIC was founded in 1994. It has been growing steadily  since then .

Today, COMPODYNAMIC is well-positioned to offer a practical global service to meet the requirements of our customers in the field of  Intellectual Property. Our mission is to help our customers to benefit effectively from their Intellectual Property rights, through the practicality and commitment of our professional staff.

Our collaborator is located in Rome,  by means of which we may assure a fast access to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and enabling us to provide faster results to all overseas customers and oversea associates, especially when personal interviews are needed.

 

Over the years an increasing number of customers have asked our company to resolve problems of various kinds in the Intellectual Property field, such as having Trademark Applications registered, despite official objections and to defend Trademarks against oppositions, as well as lodging oppositions against infringing Trademarks.

COMPODYNAMIC  is fully able to handle responding to the Italian Patent Office's or EUIPO provisional refusal to register an International or EU Trademark, and defending such Trademark against alleged prior rights.

 

COMPODYNAMIC is also able to provide other services  including  Anticounterfeiting and Piracy,  CE Marking and Technical Documentation, Licensing .

 

Our company policy is based on pragmatism and flexibility, i.e. all work is performed as speedily and efficiently as possible. In case of special circumstances and/or needs, the company staff is always available to deal with such matters in a flexible and cooperative manner.

  

   Compodynamic Engineering srl . Italy

   

TRADEMARK & DESIGN

 If you are interested in  Trademark or Design protection in Italy and in European Community, kindly bear in mind that Compodynamic  is able to offers  the lowest possible rates combined to the highest quality professional services.

We have set up our company administrative structure, in-house information system and intellectual property resources  so as to provide our customers with a whole range of Intellectual Property services including :

* Registration and renewal of Trademarks, Model and Industrial Designs .
* Patent and Trademark searches as well as Investigation Services.
* Name generation and Screening Services.
* Trademark, Copy-right and Patent Monitoring as well as  Infringement Services.
* Technology or Trademark transfer agreements.
* Trademark oppositions, cancellations and counterfeiting lawsuits.
* Litigation of other IP rights.
* All  IP post-registration formalities.

 

 If you have a question  related to IP issues in Italy and in UE Countries,  please feel free to contact us at the following email address: contact@compodinamic.it

If you choose our services for your Intellectual Property needs,  your Trademarks or Design patent will be processed  very quicly and protected within a few days.

 

What you need to have ready

 

ITALIAN  or  EUIPO TRADEMARK

For us to prepare the application in Italy or in EU , please have the following information ready when you contact us:

- the mark itself;

if the mark  is made up  of a  picture, we will need to have a clear copy, at size non to exceed 10x10 cm;

  • the complete description of the goods and/or services to use your mark in connection with;
  • the legal name and address of the applicant;
  • the full legal name and title of the person signing the application and their official title if representing a business entity;
  • if the mark has been registered, please provide us with a certified copy of the foreign registration
  • a Power of Attorney duly signed or sealed by the applicant. No legalization or notarization is needed.

 

ITALIAN or EUIPO  INDUSTRIAL DESIGN


Documents required:
1. A letter of instructions indicating the type of the application to be applied for, the name, address and nationality of the applicant and inventor; the filing date, country and serial number of the convention patent application or patent based on which the priority right to be claimed, if any;
2. A description and claims ;
3. Instead of drawings, photos can be provided.  At least one set of drawings or colour photos or black and white photos (Front, rear, top, bottom, right and left views ) plus a perspective view, if necessary, are required.  
4. Please be kindly noted that when photos are taken, the article must be placed on a background of one colour. There must be no other article in the background except the one whose design is to be protected. Drawings or photos must all contain orthogonal views.
5. A duly executed Power of Attorney.
6. Certified Priority Document
7. Assignment of Priority Right

 

ANTICOUNTERFEITING

   

COMPODYNAMIC Develop and implement a cost-effective Brand Protection Strategy.

As new products are developed, you must immediately begin 
thinking about anti-counterfeiting exposure and strategies. 

You must identify and understand past and current examples of 
where bad guys actually launched their products in the market before the innovator.   

The advent of new products and technologies created counterfeiting opportunities  . 

Compodynamic  will identify strategies best suited to offset the possibilities of unauthorized counterfeits  before the innovative products launch.

•  Have you created a comprehensive and holistic training and awareness program for customs officials and law enforcement authorities throughout the world prior to launch ?

• Do you know and understand the direction counterfeiters are trending?

• Do you have a robust and proactive pre-launch surveillance program?

• Do you have a sophisticated online monitoring program that accomplishes your goals and objectives?

• Have you identified and included innovative anticounterfeiting packaging solutions?

• Have you benchmarked with industry colleagues vs. solution providers?

EU Authorised Representative service

CE MARKING - EU AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE

Products without CE marking will not be accepted for sales within the European market. The European legislation requires manufacturers to display CE Marking on their product, packaging and accompanying literature. CE Marking is a “Passaport” which allows products freely circulation within the EU Single market. Consumers will consider CE Marking on a product as an indication of conformity to lay down minimum standards, and therefore a minimum level of quality, that other products may lack.

CE marking is thus for many consumers a “Symbol of Quality”.

CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations, in practice by many of the so-called "product directives", which contains the “essential requirements” and / or “performance levels”, and “harmonized Standards” to which a product must conform.

CE Marking Directives require that manufacturers and exporters must be represented in Europe and/or maintain a copy of their Technical Files in Europe.

The most practical ways CE Marking may be achieved, which is preferred by many EU importers who are neither specialized in the complicated CE Marking process nor willing to take risk, is that the manufacturer designates an Authorized Representative in the EU, who will take care of the CE Marking issue, while the importers and/or distributors can focus on the marketing and sales of the products. The manufacturer may need only one Authorized Representative in EU whereas may have many importers and/or distributors. The Authorized Representative may in some cases register the product(s) in an EU Member State and thus obtain a Certificate of Registration. The Product Certificate of Registration for CE Marking obtained from an EU Member State is valid for the entire EU market.

In general, CE Marking is required if you want to sell, the following 23 groups of products:
air traffic management equipment & systems, appliances burning gaseous fuels, cableway installations to carry persons, construction products, electrical equipment, equipment and protective systems for explosive atmospheres, explosives for civil uses, hot water boilers, household refrigerators & freezers, lift, machinery, marine equipment, measuring instruments, medical devices, active implantable medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, non-automatic weighing equipment, personal protective equipment, pressure equipment, simple pressure vessels, recreational craft, radio equipment & telecommunications terminal equipment, toys and trans-European conventional rail system

Is therefore recommended that manufacturers and exporters appoint a third party to act as their Authorized Representative that is not commercially involved in the sale of its products but acts solely as its regulatory.

An Authorised Representative will represent the manufacturer with the CE Marking surveillance authorities. This is somehow similar to that you may need a lawyer representing you in the court.

A non-EU manufacturer needs only one Authorized Representative in the entire European Union whereas may have many distributors and/or sales agents. Most of the importers/distributors are skilled in marketing and sales, but not familiar with the complicated CE Marking issues.

It is required by the EU legislation that a non-EU manufacturer must print its EU Authorised Representative's name, address and contact information on the packaging/labelling of the product(s) sold into the EU & EEA market. The authorities from any of the EU & EEA Member States may call the Authorized Representative up for CE Marking vigilance at any time, and the Authorized Representative must respond immediately and properly within the permitted time.

Through it’s associated partners, COMPODYNAMIC offers, for manufacturers and traders who do not have a place of business in Europe, an easy access service for the Authorized Representative.

Then you will appreciate the service that COMPODYNAMIC offers to exporters who sell to Europe: you can focus fully on your business opportunities by knowing that all pre-market and post-market regulatory issues in Europe are professionally handled by COMPODYNAMIC experts.

 

How can COMPODYNAMIC help you?

COMPODYNAMIC provides a comprehensive range of business services aimed at assuring the European product conformity. The in-depth expertise of our professionals and an extensive working experience in a wide industrial spectrum enable us to achieve this goal. COMPODYNAMIC strives to establish a close, trusting relationship with our clients based on proven performance and total dedication to their products.

  1. Technical Consulting Service
    • Technical Advice on Compliance Engineering
    • Safety and Risk Assessments
  2. Compliance Testing Service
    • Pre-compliance testing arrangement
    • Full-compliance testing arrangement
  3. Technical Documentation Service
    • Technical Files (Technical Documentation):
      guiding you preparing this document.
    • EC Declaration of Conformity:
      guiding you preparing this document, we have different models in several languages
  4. EU Documentation and Standards Delivery Service.
    • EU Product Directives
    • European Standards
    • EU Official Documents

Labeling and Document Translation
(We can arrange the translation from English into the official language(s) of every EU Member State)

  •  Users Manual and Installation Instructions
  •  Labeling Advice and Translation

EU Authorized Representative Service

  • Product Registration:
    We can register your product in EU for the first time and get your product a Certificate of Registration  . With this Certificate, your product will be qualified for and obliged to affixing the CE Marking, the so-called "Passport To Europe".
  • Renewal and Update Product Registration:
    The product Certificate of Registration is valid for one year only and must be renewed annually. The information about the product must be updated whenever it changes and at least once a year when renew the product Certificate of Registration.
  • Keep Your Technical Files:
    We store and update the Technical Files of your products sold in Europe, and makes them available timely to the appropriate surveillance/vigilance authorities upon request.
  • Legislation Monitoring:
    We monitor and report on new developments in European product legislation relevant to your products.
  • Vigilance and Incident Reporting:
    We assist with product vigilance and incident reporting.
  • Product Recalls and Advisory Notices:
    We assist with Product Recalls and the issuing of Advisory Notices

How can you benefit by designating  COMPODYNAMIC as your EU Authorized Representative?

  1.  COMPODYNAMIC offers you a foothold in Europe: a name, an address, a telephone and fax number and a Web address. Save you the cost of opening an office in Europe.
  2. COMPODYNAMIC acts as the contact person for market surveillance authorities and end users when conformity issues are concerned.
  3. COMPODYNAMIC  stores and updates the technical files of the products sold in Europe, and makes them available to the appropriate authorities upon request.
  4. COMPODYNAMIC  registers your products with the appropriate authorities. 
  5. COMPODYNAMIC provides advice on the implementation of European technical regulations and guides clients through the certification procedures.
  6. COMPODYNAMIC monitors and reports on new developments in European product legislation relevant to clients.
  7. COMPODYNAMIC offers product vigilance and incident reporting.
  8. COMPODYNAMIC assists with product recalls and the issuing of advisory notices
  9. COMPODYNAMIC annual fee is fixed and includes all services; no additional hourly rates are charged.
  10. Keep your business secrets confidential: it is COMPODYNAMIC and not the European distributor(s) who keeps the technical files.
  11. COMPODYNAMIC will register/provide you a FREE internet domain name and a FREE email address with your domain name and a FREE  website.

 

How much does it cost? Competitive Prices!

COMPODYNAMIC charges for Authorized Representative Service an annual fee. Below are the fees for several classes of products:   

 

Authorized Representative Service for Medical Devices:

  • Annual Fee for 1st year (12 month period)
    • 500 EURO for the first model of the same product (first time registration, including Registration Fee charged by the authorities)
    • 800 EURO for the first 2 models of the same product (first time registration, including Registration Fee charged by the authorities)
    • 350  EURO for any additional similar model or product.
           * A model of a product is normally identified by a unique article number (or corresponding alphanumeric code) and corresponds to one row in a price list.
  • Annual Fee for any year following the 1st
    • 300 EURO for any  model or product.

 

Authorized Representative Service for Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Annual Fee for 1st year (12 month period)
    • 300 EURO for one model .  
    • 800 EURO for the first 3 models of the same product. 
    • 200  EURO for any additional similar model or product.
  • Annual Fee for any year following the 1st
    • 150 EURO for any  model or product.

 

Authorized Representative Service for Toys:

  • Annual Fee for 1st year (12 month period)
    • 250 EURO for one  model . 
    • 600 EURO for the first 3 models of the same product. 
    • 150  EURO for any additional similar model or product.
  • Annual Fee for any year following the 1st
    • 100 EURO for any  model or product.
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For the Annual Fee for products covered by other EU Directives (Low Voltage Electrical Equipment (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Machinery, etc.) contact us for a quotation.