New FAST TRACK procedure for Italian trademark applications

New FAST TRACK procedure for Italian trademark applications

by PGA

Starting February 26, 2019, the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (U.I.B.M.) will allow new trademark applications to be filed in Fast Track mode, in order to reduce the time required for the examination and, in absence of objections, to publish them for the opposition period in 7 days after filing.

Reducing publication times means being able to obtain registration much more quickly; in fact, we remind you that publication opens the opposition period of 3 months and that, in the absence of disputes, the Office can proceed to the granting in few weeks.

Here below the requirements for the Fast Trackprocedure:

  1. Individual trademark (not collective)
  2. Word or figurative trademark;
  3. No priority claim;
  4. Goods and services included in the list of the Nice Classification in force;
  5. Payment of the Grant Fee through the PAGOPA platform at the same time as the application is filed.

We are at your disposal for any further information and to draw up lists of goods and services that can allow you to access this procedure.