Monthly Archives: April 2011

Apr 23, 2011 - AL DENTE Alerts & Breaking News by

Change to Italian trademark proceedings

It is likely that the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (Italian PTO) will allow opposition proceedings with respect to trademark applications made on and after 1 May 2011. To date, litigation has been the only method of contesting the validity of conflicting trademarks in Italy and the introduction of opposition proceedings will offer holders of trademarks a “cheaper and faster alternative.”

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