Designs and Models

– Law No. 64 of June 24, 1997, on Patents, Trademarks, Utility Models and Designs.
– Decree No. 86 of June 27, 1999.
– Law No. 79 of May 25, 2005, as amended by Law No. 114 of July 20, 2005.

Protection

The legal provisions are substantially similar to those prevailing in Italy (see ITALY Section V. “Designs and Models“). Further, San Marino is a new member of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Geneva Act, as of January 26, 2019. 

Enforcement of rights: designs registered in Italy may also be enforced in San Marino unless the same designs are covered both by registrations in Italy and San Marino. In the latter case, any action in San Marino must be implemented on the basis of local registrations under the Law of San Marino before a local court.