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International designs may be filed for members of a country of the Hague System.
The priority term to extend a foreign design is 6 months.
The duration of a design is from 15 to 25 years.

Other information may be found at the links:
http://www.wipo.int/designs/en/

Filing Requirements

1. Copy of the design or, if applicable, a specimen may be filed instead of a representation.
2. Applicant name, address, nationality.
3. Specification of classes (see Locarno Classification).
4. Priority certified document (if any), within 6 months from filing date.

The European Community is a member of the Hague System, Paris convention and of WTO.
A registration of a European Community Design confers the exclusive right in all the 27 countries of the same European Community.
As a product it is considered any industrial or handicraft object, including, among others, parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, get-up, graphic symbols and typographic characters, but excluding computer programs.
A design is registrable if it is to be new and with an individual character.
A design is new if no identical design or model has been made available before the filing date (or before the priority date).
A design has an individual character if the overall impression that it produces on the informed user differs from that produced on such user by any design or model.
The author can register the design also if he has made available to the public the same design during the 12 months preceding the filing.
The duration of a registered design is 25 years.
There is no examination and no search as to novelty and as to the individual character of the design.
Design applications are open to public inspection immediately or, if the applicant requests for it, after a period not superior to 30 months.
Multiple designs may be registered in a same filing if part of the same class (see Locarno Classification).

Other information may be found at the links:

The Community Designs
f.a.q. about the Community Designs

Filing Requirements

1. Copy of the design or, if applicable, a specimen may be filed instead of a representation.
2. Applicant name, address, nationality.
3. Specification of classes (see Locarno Classification).
4. Priority certified document (if any), within 6 months from filing date.

Italy is a member of the European Community, Hague System, Paris convention and of WTO
The priority term to extend a foreign design is 6 months.
It may be registered as designs the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of in particular from, the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture, or materials of a product or ornamentation.
As a product it is considered any industrial or handicraft object, including, among others, parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, get-up, graphic symbols and typographic characters, but excluding computer programs.
A design is registrable if it is to be new and with an individual character.
A design is new if no identical design or model has been made available before the filing date (or before the priority date).
A design has an individual character if the overall impression that it produces on the informed user differs from that produced on such user by any design or model.
The author can register the design also if he has made available to the public the same design during the 12 months preceding the filing.
The duration of a registered design is 25 years.
There is no examination and no search as to novelty and as to the individual character of the design.
Design applications are open to public inspection immediately or, if the applicant requests for it, after a period not superior to 30 months.
Multiple designs may be registered in a same filing if part of the same class (see Locarno Classification).

Filing Requirements

1. Copy of the design or, if applicable, a specimen may be filed instead of a representation.
2. Applicant name, address, nationality.
3. Power of Attorney signed by the applicant, the legalization of the same is not required.
4. Specification of classes (see Locarno Classification).
5. Priority certified document (if any), within 6 months from filing date.