The new legislation introduces numerous new features to Italian trademark law, including a new type of trademark, the certification mark, and the explicit extension of the exclusive rights of trademark owners to packaging, labels, tags, security or authentication devices.
On February 19, 2019, the Council of Ministers adopted Legislative Decree no. 18, also amending the Intellectual Property Code to amend the national legal framework per the EU Regulation no. 1257/2012 on unitary patent protection. In accordance with the European Regulation, it is now possible to obtain unitary patent protection in all European countries participating in the enhanced cooperation, through a single centralized procedure.