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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Mai 05, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 7/11)
Italy
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Opposition Possible Now


Trademark opposition will finally become available in Italy in July 2011; a ministerial decree has been signed that lays down the details of the procedure, including costs and deadlines.

Trademarks subject to opposition
a) Italian trademark applications filed as of May 1, 2011.
b) Italian designations of International trademarks, irrespective of their registration (or subsequent designation) date, published on WIPO’s Gazette as of July 2011.

Time limit
Three months starting from the publication date of the application on the National Bulletin or from the first day of the month subsequent to the publication of the Italian designations of International trademarks on WIPO’s Gazette.

Official fees
A fee of Euro 250 must be paid prior to the filing of the opposition.

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Source: SIB Società Italiana Brevetti, Italy