Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks


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)
June 23, 1927Law No. 1272 of June 23, 1927, establishing a National Mark for Fruits & Vegetables Exported Abroad

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)
January 14, 2013Law No. 9 of January 14, 2013, laying down Provisions for the Quality and the Transparency of the Supply Chain of Virgin Olive Oil
July 23, 2009Law No. 99 of July 23, 2009 containing Provisions for the Development and Internationalization of Enterprises and Energy
April 24, 2006Legislative Decree No. 219 of April 24, 2006 on the Implementation of Directive 2001/83/EC (& Subsequent Amending Directives) on the Community Code on Medicinal Products for Human Use, and the Directive 2003/94/EC
September 6, 2005Consumer Code (Legislative Decree No. 206 of September 6, 2005)
December 24, 2003Law 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)
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
September 25, 2009Decree- Law No. 135 of September 25, 2009 containing Urgent Provisions for the Implementation of EU Obligation and the Execution of Judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
March 14, 2005Decree-Law No. 35 of March 14, 2005, Containing Urgent Provisions for the Action Plan for Social, Economic and Territorial Development
April 28, 1992Decree No. 379 of April 28, 1992 Implementation of the Directive No. 3842/86/EEC of December 1st, 1986 in view to avoid Marks Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
July 22, 1982Decree of the Republic President No. 571 of July 22, 1982 Rules for the Implementation of Article 15 Last Paragraph and Article 17 the Penultimate Paragraph of the Law No 689 of November 24, 1981, Concerning Amendments to the Penal System
November 17, 1927Royal Decree No. 2172 of November 17, 1927 Implementing Regulations to the Law of June 23, 1927 and Royal Decree Law No. 1756 of August 12, 1927, on the National Exportation Mark for Fruits and Vegetables

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
April 15, 2010Ministerial Decree April 15, 2010 on the Mode of Operation of the Anti-Counterfeiting National Committee
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

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
March 29, 1999Law No. 102 of March 29, 1999 on the Ratification and Implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty with Regulations, done ​​in Geneva October 27, 1994