DO YOU WISH TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS/SERVICES IN THE ITALIAN MARKET?

DO YOU WISH TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS/SERVICES IN THE ITALIAN MARKET?

The 1st Step is to verify that your trademark can be legally used in Italy.

 

The 2nd Step is registering your trademark in front of the Italian Trademark Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi).

 

 

1st Step

 

You should performing the following legal activities:

 

1. Legal registrability analysis, in order to limit the risk the application will be rejected by the trademark Office.

 

2. Examination of products and\or services, in order to clearly define you trademark rights.

 

3. Trademark search,  in order to limit the risk that your trademark will be refused by the trademark Office or opposed by previous trademarks owners.

 

If your trademark is identical/similar to a registered trademark you may be sued in Court.

The following extra costs may apply:

– Destruction of every the product bearing the trademark.

– Compensation for damage.

– Fines up to 35,000 Euros.

 

If you apply to an Italian trademark attorney, you will receive a written legal opinion informing you about how:

 

1. Avoiding disputes.

 

2. Best protecting your trademark.

 

 

2nd Step

 

You may file the trademark application on your own if you have a domicile in Italy.

Otherwise, you need the assistance of a trademark attorney.

 

If you apply on your own you may face the following extra cots:

– Legal assistance for answering to a trademark Office’s provisional refusal.

– Legal assistance for defending your trademark registration against an opposition.

– Filing a new trademark application.

 

If you apply to an Italian trademark attorney, you will receive the following services:

 

1. Payment of the official fees required by the Trademark Office.

 

2. Italian Domicile for trademark application.

 

3. Drafting and filing an Italian trademark application.

 

4. Receiving the trademark filing receipt.

 

5. Receiving the trademark Office’s communication translated into English.

 

6. Receiving the Certificate of Registration.

 

 

Do you desire to face the registration on your own, or you prefer to be assisted by a specialized trademark attorney?

 

For more information, feel free to contact us info@trademarkitaly.it.

 

 

 

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