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Requirements for filing trademark applications in Italy

First filing

Extension under Paris Convention

  • unlegalized power of attorney [1]
  • copy of the mark to be filed
  • certified copy of the foreign Trade Mark Application whose priority is claimed [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.

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