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Italy general info

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. To the North, it borders FranceSwitzerlandAustria, and Slovenia along the Alps. The territory of Italy is 301,338 km2 and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. The capital of Italy is Rome. Italy is subdivided into 20 regions, five of these regions having a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters. The country is further divided into 96 provinces and 7,960 municipalities.


IP Legal Base in Italy

Industrial Property Code


International organizations/agreements

Trademark Law Treaty
European Patent Convention
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Italian Patent and Trademark Office
19, via Molise
00187 Rome
Phone: +39 06-4705-5800
Fax: + 39 06-4705-5632


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Italy are available in the fee calculator.


The above information was verified on 31.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Italian IP Laws