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On 18 September 2014, the European Court of Justice handed down an interesting decision on the validity as a trademark of the shape of products.
A female macaque took a self-portrait using the camera of the English naturalist photographer David J Slater. The news raised doubts about the picture’s copyright protection.
PI proceedings were initiated by a company in order to enjoin a competitor from the continuing use in commerce of its registered trademarks as service name as well as over the internet.
The EU Court of Justice has handed down another judgment expected to further clarify the correct scope and interpretation of copyright ‘exceptions and limitations’.
The Court of Turin has pronounced its appeal decision within the interim proceedings brought by Delta TV Programs against Google and Youtube for the infringement of its IP rights.
Coty Germany filed a claim before the first-instance German court against First Note for infringement of its Community tri-dimensional trademark.
EU Court of Justice holds trade dress of flagship store eligible for trademark registration under EU law
The EU Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the eligibility for registration as a trademark, under EU law, of the overall appearance, trade dress and design of a flagship store.
Copyright — the on-screen copies and cached copies made by a user are licit also without the authorisation of the copyright holder
By a judgment issued on 5 June, the European Court of Justice has ruled on the interpretation of article 5 of Directive 2001/29/CE.
Advocate-general Pedro Cruz Villalón of the European Court of Justice has ruled on the nature and meaning of the concept of parody.
EU Court of Justice rules against referral to pre-determined percentages relating to the degree of recognition of the mark
The EU Court of Justice recently had the opportunity to clarify a set of crucial issues regarding the distinctive character of colour marks.
The Supreme Court has issued a decision in a case of an employee who sought payment of a fair premium for an invention he created during his employment.
The IP Court of Milan has issued an important decision over patent claims reformulation during a validity proceeding.
NCTM has assisted Krizia SpA in the sale of Krizia International Srl to Shenzhen Marisfrolg Fashion Co Ltd, the Chinese women’s fashion producer...
The ECJ has ruled on the conditions under which a geographical designation may be used to designate a product manufactured outside the relevant zone.
On 23 April 2014, the Court of Genova issued a decision on the admissibility and width of a ‘torpedo action’.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal has been requested to issue a decision as to which extent an amendment made during EPO opposition proceedings can be challenged for lack of clarity.
Petitioners have complained about the illicit use of works on the website www.cineblog-01.net.
ECJ sheds new light soon after Pinckney upon criteria for establishing jurisdiction in copyright transnational infringement matters
The EU Court of Justice has ruled once again upon the issue of jurisdiction in relation to copyright infringement matters.
The long-awaited inter-ministerial decree relative to reorganise the copyright’s related right has been published.
Trademarks: the Italian Supreme Court rules on the ‘gold battle’ between food companies Barilla and Saiwa
The Supreme Court has denied that the word ‘Oro’ as part of the compound trademark ‘Oro Saiwa’, is capable of being distinctive.