Smart Systems Integrated®

Smart Systems Integrated® is a Collective European Union Trademark, according to Council Regulation (EC) no.207/2009, it is valid for 10 years and it may be renewed every 10 years. It has been registered by EPoSS, that is the Owner, in 2017.

Smart Systems Integrated® concerns Smart Systems Technologies or innovative products integrating Smart Systems (Smart Systems Products) updated according to the EPoSS SRA. Any other use of the trademark, in written or on-line advertising and communication materials, as well as on packaging is subject to EPoSS approval.
These products and prototypes need to be part of the following classes of the International Nice Classification: 7, 9, 10, 12, 42.

Smart Systems Integrated® trademark may be put on Smart Systems products/ prototypes/ demonstrators, not to pure software and concept design.

Benefits

Trademark to:

  • Give visibility to products enabled by Smart Systems Integration: highly reliable, robust, advanced and with high market value.
  • Differentiation of own products from those of competitors and distinctive positioning in the market.
  • Receive an “Advanced Quality” Standard check for outstanding features of products.
  • Promotion of Smart Systems with trademark at fairs and conferences and personalised communication material for free.
  • Identify the “building blocks” of Industry 4.0.
  • Strengthening and measuring the impact shown by Smart Systems Integration (SSI) funded research projects to demonstrate to EC that funding SSI gives tangible added value and distinctiveness of prototyping.

Typical Smart Systems Technologies

Design and simulation, micro-nano-bio-Systems, MEMS, MOEMS, microfluidics, Semiconductors and More-than-Moore, microsensors, microactuators, combinational sensing, large area sensors and actuators, multifunctional materials, energy management and scavenging, opto/organic/bio data processing, adaptive surfaces, machine cognition and HMI, other (…).

This definition comes from the EPoSS SRA .

Licensor and licensee

EPoSS, the Trademark Owner, is the licensor. MESAP manages and controls the correct use of the Trademark as Organising Body.

The applicant is the licensee; it can be any European interested party such as a company, a public institution, an individual, an investor, an education institute.

Fee

The license will be granted under the payment of a one flat fee for each 3-year period, depending on type of applicant and membership to EPoSS/partnership in the inSSIght project. The trademark will be licensed after the payment of the relative invoice.

Visit the pricing page to discover more.

Granting procedure

The interested applicant can request the use of the Trademark to the Organising Body (MESAP), through a specific form available on this page. MESAP, within 10 days from the receipt of the request form, after a check by technical advisors expressed by EPoSS upon the satisfaction of the Regulations requirements, will send an acceptance or rejection letter to the applicant. In case of acceptance all official documents will be sent together with the invoice covering the fee.

Once the signed License Agreement and the invoice payment have been received, the licensee will be granted with the Trademark.

Smart Systems

Smart Systems combine cognitive functions with sensing, actuation, data communication and energy management in an integrated way. Enabling principles are: nanoelectronics, micro-electro-mechanics, magnetism, photonics, chemistry, radiation. A knowledge base separates Smart Systems from systems which are purely reactive. The provision of a safe and reliable autonomous operation under all relevant circumstances is a necessary (or intrinsic) condition for smartness.

Moreover, Smart Systems oftentimes are integrated with the (natural, built and social) environment, networks for power and data, other smart systems and the human. Provision (and use) of cognitive support to (and from) its surroundings is a sufficient (or extrinsic) condition
for smartness of a system.

Purpose of the Trademark

To increase the consciousness and the perceived technological and economic value of products and research outputs characterised by Smart Systems Integration in the entire ecosystem.

Duration of the license

3 years + 3 years tacit renewal upon maintenance of the requirements.

Use of the Trademark

EPoSS will grant the license to use the Trademark only with the scope of distinguishing goods according to the Regulation and to the License Agreement signed with EPoSS.

Obligations

The license will allow persons entrusted by EPoSS to perform all necessary checks to ensure the existence and maintenance of the conditions and will provide any information needed to prove compliance with the requirements.

Contacts

For any informations please contact trademark@mesap.it .