Wednesday, September 27 2023   \  Published by IP Kat .

Italy strengthens protection of PDOs and PGIs

Italy strengthens protection of PDOs and PGIs

Italy strengthens protection of PDOs and PGIs

On 23 August 2023, several amendments to the Italian Industrial Property Code (IPC) entered into force. The Law no. 102 dated 24 July 2023 is part of Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The reform of the IPC is aimed at strengthening Italy’s competitiveness through a more efficient protection of IPRs. Among the main changes, there is the strengthening of protection of PDOs and PGIs with the introduction (in Art. 14 of the IPC) of the ban on the registration of trade marks that evoke, usurp or imitate PDOs and PGIs protected under state or European Union law and International Agreements to which Italy or the European Union are parties. Read more

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