Apr 23, 2011 |

Change to Italian trademark proceedings

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

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.”