The legislative decree of 08.04.2020, No. 23, has extended to 15 May 2020 the time period of proceedings affected by the suspension of time limits in proceedings pending before the Italian PTO.

Namely, for the calculation of all the time limits in the proceedings pending before the Italian PTO (and concerning Italian IP rights), including the time limits related to proceedings for oppositions to registration of Italian trade marks, the period that is included between 23 February and 15 May 2020 will not be taken into account.

Time limits related to appeal proceedings before the Board of Appeal remain excluded from the suspension.

Andrea Scilletta