Italy Assigns a Revised 15-digit Official National Application Number (DOAN) to all Italian Patents

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Italy Assigns a Revised 15-digit Official National Application Number (DOAN) to all Italian Patents

Effective May 18, 2015, a new rule relating to the payment of annuity fees in Italy came into force. According to the new rule, the Italian Patent Office has assigned a revised 15-digit official national application number (DOAN) to all Italian patents, validations of European patents, designs and utility models.  The newly assigned DOAN must be referenced when paying renewal fees through the Italian Patent Office’s new system of payment.