Italy Trademark Search & Registration

Trademark Search in Italy

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having a registered trademark in Italy afford me any right?

Registration is not mandatory to secure rights to a trademark. The first-to-use rule is applicable in Italy. Prior use is accepted and long-term use can even avert a later registration.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The Italian national trademark office is accessible via this link:

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. This jurisdiction does not require prior use or intent to use before applying for trademark registration.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

The following are acceptable basis for opposition: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Personal name rights
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Interested parties may challenge the registration namely: 

  • Owners of an earlier registered mark
  • An exclusive licensee
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. The following are grounds for cancellation: 

  • Bad faith
  • Proprietary rights
  • Prohibited marks in Italy
  • Registered mark was used in misleading/disparaging manner
  • Mark violated the moral principles or public order of Italy
  • Mark included a protected badge or emblem
  • Mark is generic
  • Mark is functional
  • Mark does not display distinctiveness
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Owners of registered marks in Italy establish the following: 

  • Exclusive rights to use and benefit from the mark
  • Rights to stand against conflicting applications filed at a later date
  • Rights to appeal for the cancellation of conflicting registrations filed at a later date
  • Rights to take legal action against parties that infringe the mark
  • Rights to obtain damages from infringement
  • Rights to authorize or license third parties to use the mark
  • Rights to appeal for seizure of counterfeit goods
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period will immediately begin on the date of publication and will end three months after that date.

Is Italy a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Italy is a member of the Madrid System.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?
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