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country where no copyright protects that specific work of art and vice versa. Measures that are consistent with the repeal of section 52 shall be considered with regard to the new schedule 1 CDPA, which will enter into force on 6 April 2017. This change will extend the copyright protection to artistic works which were made prior to 1 June 1957, which at the time were capable of being registered as a design, which were used or were intended to be used as a model to be multiplied industrially and which were protected by copyright in at least one European Economic Area state on 1 July 1995. For further information please contact: IT: THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES A TENDER FOR GRANTING ALLOWANCES FOR THE PROMOTION OF HISTORICAL TRADEMARKS Alessandra Feller, Alessia Castelli Micro, small and medium Italian companies holding trademarks the application of which was filed before January 1, 1967 can benefit in allowances for the promotion of such trademarks. Year 2017 provides companies based and operating in Italy with a new opportunity for promoting their intellectual property assets. The Italian government has launched a tender for granting allowances intended to support historical trademarks for a total amount of € 4.5 million. The purpose of this new initiative is to promote and boost the historical and cultural entrepreneurial heritage of Italy by supporting specific national trademarks. 22 | K&L Gates: Trademarks and Unfair Competition 1/2017 Companies can apply for allowances concerning expenses related to manufacturing and commercial promotion of the historical trademark. Such expenses include the purchase of goods and services for manufacturing purposes based on a plan for the promotion of the trademark involving goods and services falling under the scope of protection of the trademark – i.e. Nice classes for which the trademark is registered. Further allowances may be then granted for activities related to the strengthening of the historical trademark, its extension at the European and international level and to Nice classes other than those for which the trademark was previously registered. Basic requirement for the obtainment of such allowances is that their application must be accompanied with an application related to