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Requirements for filing design applications in Italy


First filing

  • unlegalized power of attorney [1]
  • drawings (prints, photographs or any other reproduction - in the case of textile products, samples can be filed instead of representations)
  • up to 100 different designs can be covered by one single application, provided that they all relate to articles classified in the same class of the Locarno classification

Extension under Paris Convention

  • unlegalized power of attorney [1]
  • drawings (prints, photographs or any other reproduction - in the case of textile products, samples can be filed instead of representations)
  • up to 100 different designs can be covered by one single application, provided that they all relate to articles classified in the same class of the Locarno classification
  • certified copy of the foreign application whose priority is claimed, inclusive of drawings or reproduction, and specification - if any [2]
  • assignment of priority rights executed prior to the date of filing of the Italian Application, notarized and legalized up to the Italian Consulate or with an Apostille according to the 1961 Hague Convention - for member Countries.[3]

[1] Term for late filing: 2 months
[2] Term for late filing of the priority document: 6 months
[3] The assignment of priority rights is required only if the Applicant in Italy is different from that of the foreign application whose priority is claimed and is not required when the Applicant in Italy is one of the joint Applicants of the foreign application.

 
bna, Friday, December 9, 2016  
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