Italy And San Marino -changes On The Mutual Recognition Of Ip Rights-

Italy And San Marino -changes On The Mutual Recognition Of Ip Rights-

Due to the ratification of the Exchange of notes between Italy and the Republic of San Marino concerning the Convention, on friendship and good neighborly regarding patents and trademarks dated 1939, starting December 23, 2014, the new interpretation of Article 43 of the Convention agreed between the two Countries has become fully enforceable. Through the adoption of the new interpretation of Article 43 of the Convention, applicants who are citizens of Italy or San Marino, will continue to automatically obtain the recognition of their IP rights in both Countries by filing a single application in Italy or San Marino. However, the reciprocity of recognition will be excluded for those IP rights resulting from international system (WIPO and EPO). In these cases, holders of European Patents, international trademarks and designs registrations who intend to claim exclusive rights in both countries, must validate / designate both Italy and San Marino.