ITALIAN CODE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
The provisions of the Code for Industrial Property Rights came into effect on March 19th 2005 (Legislative Decree n. 30 of February 10th 2005): for the first time in Italy, it unified the special laws concerning Industrial Property into a single and systematic discipline.
EUROPEAN UNION REGULATIONS
EUTMR – European Union trade mark Regulation (EC) No 207/2009
EUTMIR – European Union trade mark implementing regulation (EC) No 2868/95
International treaties in force in Italy:
- Paris Convention of March 20th 1883, Stockholm Text (Protection of Intellectual Property);
- The Hague Convention of October 5th 1961 (abolishing Consular Requirements);
- WIPO Convention of 1967 (Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization);
- TRIPS Agreement of April 15th 1994 (Protection of Intellectual Property); – WTO World Trade Organization.
- European Patent Convention (EPC 2000);
- Patent Cooperation Treaty of June 19th 1970;
- Budapest Treaty of April 28th 1977 (International Recognition of Deposit of Microorganisms related to Patent Procedure);
- UPOV Convention of December 2nd 1961, Geneva Text of 1978 (Protection of New Varieties of Plants);
- Convention sur l’unification de certeins elements du droit des brevetes d’invention (Strasbourg, 27 November 1963);
- Strasbourg Agreement of March 24th 1971 (International Patent Classification).
- Hague Agreement of November 6th 1925, as revised at The Hague and supplemented by Stockholm Complementary Act (International Filing of Industrial Design);
- Locarno Agreement of October 8th 1968 (International Classification for Industrial Designs).
- Madrid Agreement of April 14th 1891, Lisbon Text (Repression of false Indications of Origin);
- Madrid Agreement of April 14th 1891, Stockholm Text (International Registration of Marks);
- Nice Agreement of June 15th 1957, Geneva Text (International Classification of Goods and Services for Registration of Marks);
- Lisbon Agreement of October 31st 1958, Stockholm Text (Protection of Appellations of Origin);
- Stockholm Act of July 14th 1967, Lisbon Text (Repression of false Indications of Origin);
- Madrid Protocol of June 27th 1989 (International Registrations of Marks) as of April 15, 2000.
- Berne Convention of September 9th 1886, Paris Text (Protection of Literary and Artistic Works);
- Convention Universelle sur le droit d’auteur (Geneva, October 6, 1952);
- Rome Convention of October 26th 1961 (Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations);
- Phonograms Convention of October 29th 1971 (Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication);
- Satellites Convention of 1974 (Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite);
- Nairobi Treaty of 1981 (Protection of the Olympic Symbol).