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Trademark registration in Italy

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing the trademark applications in Italy, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark application is possible in Italy.

  • Minimum filing requirements

For obtainment of the filing date a trademark application in Italy must contain:
- applicant’s data (name, address, nationality);
- list of goods/services;
- pictures of the trademark (.jpeg format).

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalisation or notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided within two months from filing the Italian Trademark application.

  • Priority document

For confirmation of the right of priority, a certified copy of the priority application should be submitted within six months from filing the trademark application in Italy. If the certified copy of the priority document is filed in a language other than Italian, a translation into Italian is to be submitted to the Italian Patent Office within two months from filing the priority document.

  • Validity term

The trademark in Italy is valid for ten years from the date of filing, indefinitely renewable for the like periods.

  • Opposition period

The opposition period is three months from the date of trademark publication in a monthly Bulletin on the Italian Patent and Trade Marks Office's website.

  • Renewal

It is possible to file a renewal application from 1 year before the expiration date of the registration and up to six months after such date. The signed POA is required.

  • Use requirement

Trademark registration in Italy will lapse if it has not been used within five years from registration or if its use is discontinued for more than five consecutive years.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreigners residing outside Italy or the European Economic Area (EEA), it is recommended to perform the trademark prosecution through an agent: a registered Italian trademark attorney or a foreign lawyer provided that he has an address for service within the EEA.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Italy

Any new sign which can be represented graphically, particularly words, including personal names, designs, letters, numerals, sounds, the shape of goods or of their packaging, color combinations or tonalities, provided that they are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises may be registered as a trademark in Italy.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Italian Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark registered in Italy via national procedure is valid in San Marino and vice versa.
3. Trademark protection in Italy may also be obtained via registration of the European Union Trademark.

The above information was verified on 13.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Italian IP Laws

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