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The Court of Turin laid down an interesting ruling on the protection of the variety of forms of expression and creative contributions that may be related to the creation of commercial ads.
A decision of the ECJ regards the possibility of issuing a second valid supplementary protection certificate (SPC) concerning a further combination of two active ingredients.
The District Court of Milan dismissed the preliminary proceeding filed by Audermars Piguet Holding S.A, the famous Swiss luxury watches company.
CJEU confirms the decision issued by the General Court of the European Union that the three-dimensional trademark consisting of the shape of a cylindrical bottle had no distinctive character.
Across the EUniverse: the Patent Box; Horizon 2020 programme; incentives forinnovations in IP; and more
Across the EUniverse is designed to show why the EU is important: each month it follows and monitors different issues that are likely to have an impact on our daily business lives.
Tax exemptions for patents and IP income.
Reducing the tax burden does not necessarily constitute state aid.
For Europeans the idea that special Italian and French foodstuffs, wines and spirits should be protected goes without saying. Americans think differently.
When EU states can give wider copyright protection.
Italian hotel chain told to repay profilts after losing dispute over the letter W...
Geographical Indications have caused EU/US conflict for years but can agreement be found in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? This paper suggests the solution must be rooted in IP law.
The General Court and the Italian Tribunals disagree on the distinctive characteristics of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark...
The submission of facts and evidence remains possible even after the expiry of time limits.
Dow Italy owned a trademark claiming the colour “pure blue” that it had used for more than 20 years. It sued AB Isolanti for using a similar colour…...
The Italian Court of Cassation has ruled on plagiarism of a creative work, focusing on the requirements that the plagiaristic work should own to establish or avoid the infringement.
The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has issued a ruling regarding the extent of protection of weak trademarks based on the doctrine of ‘secondary meaning’.
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 trademark.
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.