World Intellectual Property Organization

Italy (IT)

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Miscellaneous

Nice Classification

The Office does not accept the five following terms of the Class Headings listed below. This practice has already entered into force for Italy since January 2016.

TERMS NOT ACCEPTED (BECAUSE CONSIDERED NOT SUFFICIENTLY CLEAR AND PRECISE):

Class 7: Machines;

Class 37: Repair;

Class 37: Installation services;

Class 40: Treatment of materials;

Class 45: Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.


PROPOSALS/POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (EXAMPLES FROM EUROPEAN HARMONISED DATABASE) TO THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE.

Class 7: Agricultural machines; machines for processing plastics; milking machines;

Class 37: Shoe repair; repair of computer hardware; installation of doors and windows; installation of burglar alarms;

Class 40: Treatment of toxic waste; air purification;

Class 45: Personal background investigations; personal shopping for others; adoption agency services.

Representation before the Office

Local representation or domiciled in Italy is required.
List of registered local attorneys.

Collective and Guarantee Marks

Regulations governing the use of the mark must be sent to the Office within three months from the date of the notification to that effect by the Office

Replacement

No special procedure.

Transformation

The application for registration of a mark, which is a result of a request for transformation, is subject to the usual examination procedure.

Maintenance Requirement

Not required.

Licenses

The license is noted down in the official register to be know by third parties.

Last updated on: March 4, 2016

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