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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.
Legal nature of videogames — limits of application and evaluation criteria of technological protection measures
The ECJ has ruled on the interpretation of article 6 of Directive 2001/29 in order to clarify the scope of legal protection afforded by such provision to copyright holders.
The General Court annulled the decision of the OHIM’s Board of Appeal, which had dismissed in its entirety the invalidity action of the applicant.
An article in the 2014 State Budget Act aims at fostering the modernisation or construction of sports facilities by simplifying the relevant administrative procedures and by foreseeing innovative funding.
NCTM’s latest Shipping and Transport Bulletin includes comment on the Italian law relating to the granting of financial aid to Italian stevedoring companies.
Traders will often try to circumvent or bypass anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures, particularly when the duties are high.
On 28 November 2013, the European Commission published a draft of a directive intended to harmonise the protection of trade secrets.
On 12 December 2013, the Italian Communication Authority approved a new regulation on online copyright enforcement, which will come into force on 31 March 2014.
The European Court of Justice has ruled on the risk of dilution as ground for refusal pursuant to article 8(5) of the regulation number 207/2009 (CTMR).
The Italian Supreme Court has overruled the Court of Appeal’s decision that considered legitimate the use of Ferrari trademarks by an unofficial Ferrari owners’ association.
The Advertising and Marketing Communication Self-Regulation Authority has ruled again on a misleading advertising dispute between Henkel and Procter & Gamble.
On 26 November 2013, advocate general Cruz Villalòn of the European Court of Justice issued his opinion in case C-314/12 UPC Telekabel Wien.
The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China underwent some substantial revisions last August.
For the first time since the 2003 modernisation, the Italian Antitrust Authority puts under scrutiny vertical restraints.
The judgment that brought an end to the Mondadori affair offers an opportunity for some reflections on the issue of damage due to loss of chance.
On 23 September 2013, the Italian Supreme Court decided on the so-called ‘galenical exemption’ provided by Italian laws as a limitation to the enforceability of pharmaceutical patents.
The European Court of Justice has decided that the trademark owner has the right to withdraw the consent to use the trademark granted to a third party.
The European Patent Organisation has amended the provisions of the European Patent Convention dealing with the requirements for the filing of divisional patent applications.