ITALIAN TRADEMARK INVALIDITY AND REVOCATION PROCEEDINGS: faster and cheaper administrative procedures soon available

ITALIAN TRADEMARK INVALIDITY AND REVOCATION PROCEEDINGS: faster and cheaper administrative procedures soon available

 

On December 29 next, the decree of the Ministry of Economic Development of July 19, 2022, No. 180 will come into force.

This decree modifies the Implementing Regulation in view of the implementation in Italy of the administrative action for invalidity and revocation of registered trademarks before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM).

As of this date, two options will be possible in order to invalidate or revoke any already registered Italian trademark or granted Italian designation of international registrations: the already existing legal action and a much faster and cheaper administrative action.

The proceedings are expected to last no longer than 24 months as of the filing date.

Additional information regarding all details of this new procedure will be shared shortly.