Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs


Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
February 10, 2005Industrial Property Code (Legislative Decree No. 30 of February 10, 2005, as amended up to Decree-Law No. 1 of January 24, 2012, converted into law with changes by Law No. 27 of March 24, 2012)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 24, 2013Law No. 350 of December 24, 2003, relating to the Provisions for Drawing up the Annual and Pluri-annual Budget of the State (Finance Law 2004, as amended up to Law No. 9 of March 14, 2013)
July 23, 2009Law No. 99 of July 23, 2009 containing Provisions for the Development and Internationalization of Enterprises and Energy
March 16, 1942Civil Code (approved by Royal Decree No. 262 of March 16, 1942, and amended up to Decree No. 291 of December 7, 2016)

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
February 2, 2001Legislative Decree No. 95 of February 2, 2001, implementing the Directive No. 98/71/EC on the Legal Protection of Designs

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
January 13, 2010Decree No. 33 of January 13, 2010 (Regulations for Implementation of the Industrial Property Code)
October 24, 2008Ministerial Decree of October 24, 2008 Electronic Filing of the Demands Related to the Patent Applications for Industrial Inventions & Utility Models, to the Applications of Registration of the Industrial Designs & Trademarks As Well As to the Titles of Ownership Industrial Granted
October 3, 2007Decree of October 3, 2007 assigning the European Patent Office (EPO) to Carry Out a Search of the Prior Art
April 2, 2007Ministerial Decree of April 2, 2007 Determination of Rights on Patents & Models, in Accordance with Paragraph 851, Article 1 of Law No. 296 of December 27, 2006
April 10, 2006Ministerial Decree of April 10, 2006 on Electronic Filing of the Patents Applications for Inventions and Utility Models, and for the Registration of the Industrial Designs and Trademarks
May 9, 0200Ministerial Decree No. 171 of May 9, 2003 Regulation for the New Forms for the Presentation & Verbalization of Patent Applications for Industrial Inventions, Utility models, Designs & National Trademarks