Industrial Property Code Implementation Regulations

The Italian Ministry of Economic Development has recently announced final approval of regulations to implement the Industrial Property Code previously adopted with Legislative Decree No. 30 of 10 February 2005. The new regulations, published in Official Gazette No. 56 of 9 March 2010, are the result of long discussions between the competent offices of the Ministry of Economic Development and the representatives of the industrial property consultants, and adopt the disciplinary requirements for filing applications and petitions and the methods of applying regulations to the trade mark challenge process. The main innovation introduced by the regulations in question is precisely these implementation rules for the process of challenging the granting of national trade marks. The complete text of the Regulations can be consulted on this page of the Italian Patent and Trade Mark Office website.

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