Merico Legal IP Law Firm
Via Eschilo 190, int. 7
00125 – Rome, Italy
Specification of the authorisation
We provide services according to the rules of legal representation. This is based on the cooperation of the parties. It comes from the nature of this legal relation that the office is obliged to handle your case professionally and carefully. In case of an application for registration the final decision is made by the authorities therefore the office has no responsibility in this regard. It is our policy that we do not accept cases where there is a conflict of interest in respect of our existing clients. In such cases (e.g. at an opposition against our clients) the office refuses the authorization request and refunds all effected payments. In case you feel that your matter is not treated appropriately, please contact us.
Annulment of an agreement
The provision of services is regulated by the rules of legal representation and mandate agreements. Generally Europeantrademark.it accept mandates where one of the languages of the procedure is English and there is no conflict of interest in the representation. The mandate can be revoked any time however any costs incurred up to that time shall be charged to and paid by you. Mandates given by using online forms are processed within a short period of time. There is no possibility for reimbursement of fees once the application is forwarded to the authorities since the mandate is completed and the authorities do not reimburse the official fees. It is not possible to amend the applications unless it is allowed by the applicable law. Our office reserves the right to refuse or to suspend any mandate requests or terminate an accepted mandates with 15 days notice. Overpayments shall be refunded if any.
For users of the TM Express Service
We specify that it is not included in the fee any classes’ analysis and identity search for earlier trade mark; we are not responsible for any error regarding the classes submitted, nor even the existence of prior conflict with the mark to be filed.
If you are unsure about the classes and\or about trademarks be filed prior to your, we strongly recommend to choose our TM Professional Service.
Payment via bank card
You can pay with VISA, VISA Electron, Mastercard (EC/MC). The payment is effected on the secure site of the bank. When submitting an application on the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) interface you are connected directly to our Bank (IWSmile). Europeantrademark.it does not receive or handle any information relating to your card, our office receives only a short message about the payment from the bank. The bank has a secure 128-bit encrypting key to protect the communication channel. VeriSign certified to use this 128-bit key, based upon which it ensures the application of SSL-based encryption. This encryption method is applied in 90 % of today\’s global e-commerce. The browser program used by you (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) encrypts the cardholder\’s data before transmission. This means that the information given by you gets to the destination in an encoded form and no unauthorised party is able to interpret or to use it.
Payment via bank transfer
The fees do not include the remittance fee of your payment. All of the remittance must be paid by the order. In case we receive less payment than indicated in the business conditions, the amount shall be refunded automatically after deducting the bank charges. The application or the subject matter of the mandate is taken care of only after having received the total payment. With regards to the experience with previous applications we would like to ask our clients to please make sure that bank transfer costs are not charged to us.
Account Name: Avv. Stefano Merico
Account number: 000010868745
BIC/SWIFT code: UNCRITM1057
IBAN: IT 04 L 02008 05126 000010868745
Accomplishment of the mandate for applications
After having received the full documentation and payment our office processes the matter. The application is filed as soon as possible, generally within 3 days, taking into consideration the complexity of the case.
Fees are related to services you are interested in.
EUR 50 for 2nd class
EUR 200 for each class exceeding 2rd: – Total EUR 200 (i.e. 150 Gov’t fees + 50 Our fees)
Fees are for 10 year period. No annual fees are required.
Please consider we may also provide you the following services individually.
EUR 50 - Products/Services classification analysis
We provide you the correct classification of products/services related to your trademark.
EUR 200 – Identical trademark search with TM status and Legal availability opinion
We screen existing word marks in OHIM database on identity to your mark. So you can minimize the number of word marks eligible for an availability search, saving you both time and money. We give you a full status overview or a copy of the original publication of a trademark. We provide you a legal analysis of related results compared with your mark.
Handling of private information
Personal information e.g. name, address and e-mail address provided by you will only be used and given to any third party in connection with fulfilling your request of the application or the respective service and for the purpose of executing your instructions.
The office acknowledges that the information you provide may be confidential. Our firm will maintain the confidentiality thereof and protect your information in accordance with the firm\’s standard procedures and all applicable laws. The office does everything to keep your information accurate and up to date. Please assist us to comply with this practice by ensuring that you inform us of any changes to your data. We may change the business conditions from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are informed of any changes. If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact us.