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Shipping and Transport Bulletin, April: are sanctions against Russia legal?; cancelling shipbuilding contracts; and more
The latest news and regulations affecting the shipping and transport industries.
The General Court and the Italian Tribunals disagree on the distinctive characteristics of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark...
Proposal is intended to address enforcement issues.
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…...
Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.
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.
There are many misconceptions about China and its market economy status.
For the first time in Europe, Google will be the subject of regular checks to monitor progress status of the actions to bring its platform into line with domestic legislation.
The agreement envisages co-ordinated inspections also on Italian call centres established in Albania.
As known, on 7 August 7 2012, the Italian Parliament approved the Law no. 134, which converted into law the Decree no. 83/2012, of 22 June 2012.
Judges ruled again on the point of law concerning the use of evidence obtained by means of remote control systems, aimed at checking the illegal conduct of employees.
In Italy, for the first time in Europe Google is to be subject to regular checks to monitor its progress on bringing its platform into line with domestic legislation.
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 trademarks 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 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.‘ ’...