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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.
Communication and reputation on the web: social networks have ultimately become the ‘viral’ environment for online defamation
diaThe Supreme Court has attempted to dissolve the initial ‘aura’ of mystery and newness associated to the new Facebook instrument and to its typical functions.
The subject of so-called ‘minibonds’ has become particularly topical, following the recent conversion into law of the decree law ‘Destinazione Italia’ at the end of February.
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.
On 2 April 2014, advocate-general Wathelet issued his opinion in the case C-345/13, Karen Millen Fashions v Dunnes Stores.
This note concerns a number of controversial issues regarding interest termed as ‘usurious’, referred to in Italian Law 108/1996 and in the Italian Criminal Code.
Shipping and Transportation Bulletin: circumvention of anti-dumping duties; concession fees; and more
NCTM comments on a recent EGC judgment dealing with circumvention of anti-dumping duties, a subject that has become quite frequent in international trade.
The EU Court of Justice has shed new light on the issue of trademark genericisation by drawing the boundaries of the concept of ‘relevant public’.
The General Court, in its decision of 25 March 2014, case T-291/12, made a statement on the ability of an advertising slogan to be registered as a trademark.
Extension from 50 to 70 years of the term of protection of the phonogram producer’s rights on musical works’ recordings
The Legislative Decree amending directive 2006/11/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights has been published in the Italian Official Gazette.
The General Court has made a statement about the notion of evidence of genuine use of an earlier trademark into an opposition proceedings.
The serious condition of the Italian archaeological and historical heritage is causing growing controversy. Pompeii is the litmus test of this situation.
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.
A commercial entrepreneur who applies national accounting standards has the possibility to operate a revaluation of its industrial property assets in the 2013 balance sheet.