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On 19 July 2013 entered into force EU Regulation No. 608/2013 concerning custom enforcement of intellectual property rights (the Regulation).
The ECJ has ruled on the requisite of the ‘genuine use’ of a registered trademark and on the importance of colour in assessing the likelihood of confusion between two trademarks.
On 25 July 2013, AGCOM approved a draft regulation to introduce a notice and take-down process in relation to copyright infringement.
The Court of Milan has considered as an abuse of dominant position Ryanair’s refusal to grant access to its database and booking procedures to an online travel agency.
The CIVC has obtained the registration of the word ‘Champagne’ and of its Chinese transliteration as a geographical indication in the People’s Republic of China.
The Court of Venice has rejected an interim injunction complaint based on the alleged infringement of a 3D community trademark.
On 27 May 2013, the Cancellation Division of OHIM decided over the revocation of the community trademark ‘Capri’.
OHIM has upheld the request by Grana Padano Consortium to declare invalid the community trademark ‘Cuore di Formaggio — Grana Italiana’...
By decision rendered on 31 May 2013 within procedure T-396/11, the General Court set out the EU boundaries of the concept of ‘abuse of rights’.
The Milan World Expo’s theme of ‘feed the planet, energy for life’ is a golden opportunity to look at how food and agriculture should be regulated in the 21st century.
Single environmental authorisation: administrative simplifications for small and medium-sized enterprises
Italian Presidential Decree no. 52 introduces into Italian law a series of administrative simplifications regarding the environment aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises.
The procedure of composition with creditors aimed at business continuity has a major impact on the rules governing public contracts.
Over the past four years, China has strongly intensified its efforts to promote the internationalisation of the RMB (CNY).
The subject related to the keeping of newspaper news in digital archives and to the respective data protection implications has made a comeback following a Court of Cassation ruling.
NCTM has released its Shipping and Transport Bulletin for June–July 2013.
The prior registration of a domain name does not prevent the registration of a posterior community trademark
The EU General Court has confirmed OHIM’s decision to reject two oppositions against a trademark application, both of which were based on the prior registration and alleged use of the same word as a domain name.
The Advertising and Marketing Communication Self-Regulation Authority has taken position on the interpretation of section 28 ter of the Self Regulation CMC relating to gaming and gambling advertisements.
The Italian Competition Authority has again ordered the shutdown of two websites that cloned the original Ray-Ban website and offered counterfeited sunglasses.
The EU General Court has dismissed a trademark appeal brought by an Italian high-quality wine producer.
On 2 May 2013, the Court of Milan fully dismissed the infringement and unfair competition claims brought by Gucci against Guess.