États-Unis d'Amérique
Dessins et modèles industriels
9. Please explain how textile designs are protected under your law.
Registration of textile designs is simple and inexpensive in Italy, there being no compulsory examination as to novelty and originality and no publication requirements (see answer to question 8(b) above); furthermore, payment of the protection tax may be made - exclusively as regards textile designs -on a yearly basis rather than for five-year terms (see Article 12 of Royal Decree No. 1411 of 25 August 1940, as replaced by Article 11 of Legislative Decree No. 198 of 19 March 1996).