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A clawback action based on Italian insolvency laws in a procedure opened in Italy can have wider limits when the transaction is governed by a foreign law.
The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has issued a ruling regarding the extent of protection of weak trade marks based on the doctrine of ‘secondary meaning’.
Can the proceeds of future business activity be allocated to unsecured creditors in concordato preventivo, when secured creditors are not paid in full ?
The decision of the Court of Rovereto of 13 October 2014 and the Court of Bergamo of 26 September 2013 took opposite stands on the issue of the allocation.
Discharge following concordato preventivo does not extend to mortgages granted by partners of the company
The Court of Cassation ruled that partners of a partnership cannot be considered as third parties and therefore the mortgage cannot be considered a guarantee for obligations of a third party.
Trademarks – the nature of ‘strong trademark’ of a certain mark is not sufficient to state its counterfeiting
The Italian Court of Cassation ruled on the counterfeiting of the figurative trademark ‘Valentino’, owned by Valentino S.p.A., by the figurative trademark ‘Giovanni Valentino’, owned by Florence Fashion Jersey Ltd.’ –...
The General Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled on the possibility of registering an advertising slogan as a trade mark.
The Court ruled that the word mark ‘NANO’ for goods claimed in class 9 and 28 is to be deemed descriptive of the goods for which protection is sought and therefore invalid.‘ ’...
A decision that held Yahoo! responsible for copyright infringement in connection with videos uploaded by end-users has been overturned.
NCTM has assisted with the the closing of the complex restructuring of Edilmonte Roma, a company owned by the Ferro family.
NCTM has assisted Ferrari in a licensing agreement with PortAventura Entertainment that will allow the development of a theme park called Ferarri Land, in Spain.
The serious condition of the Italian archaeological and historical heritage is causing growing controversy. Pompeii is the litmus test of this situation.
NCTM has announced the internal promotion of four professionals who have excelled in their various areas of the law in the last few years.
In anticipation of the annual meeting of the INTA set to take place in Hong Kong on 12 May, NCTM will host Italy’s pre-annual meeting at its Milan office.
NCTM has acted as legal adviser to Triboo Media, an Italian company specialising in online advertising, in its listing on AIM Italia.
NCTM has strengthened its London office and banking and finance department with the appointment of a new partner, Andrea De Tomas.
NCTM has acted as legal adviser to Gala in its listing on AIM Italia, the alternative capital market devoted to SMEs and managed by the Italian Stock Exchange.
NCTM has assisted LVMH in the establishment, as a minority shareholder, of a joint venture aimed at developing the Italian fashion brand Marco De Vincenzo.
NCTM, with the support of Rospatt Osten Pross, has assisted Ferrari in the litigation case brought before the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against the German retailer KiK.
One of the EPO Boards of Appeal has ruled on the highly debated issue of human stem cell patentability under the European Patent Convention.
On 7 February 2014, the European Court of Justice (Case 98-13) issued a ruling pertaining to the interpretation of Council Regulation (EC) no. 1383/2003.