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The Italian cheeses saga

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • February 9 2011

As cheese is the final course of every traditional Italian lunch, 2010 ended with food law news regarding Italian cheeses

The reform of the Italian IP code: some changes in procedure

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • January 31 2011

Italian legislative decree No. 1312010 (which entered into force on 2 September 2010), amended the Italian IP Code (Italian legislative decree No. 302005, “IPC”

Amendments to the Italian Intellectual Property Code: more protection for geographical indications

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • October 11 2010

With effect from 2 September 2010, the Italian Legislative Decree no. 131 of 13 August 2010 amended the Italian Intellectual Property Code (IPC) with the aim, among the others, of harmonising the Code with the European and International laws

Italian Supreme Court explains reasons for ordering blocking of Swedish Pirate Bay website

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • May 10 2010

The Italian Supreme Court has published the reasons for its September 2009 decision ordering internet service providers to block access to the Swedish Pirate Bay website

Preliminary injunctions in pharmaceutical patent actions

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • May 13 2009

By a decision of 15 April 2009 issued in a preliminary injunction proceeding, the Court of Milan held that the mere grant of a Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a generic pharmaceutical product does not constitute an imminent threat of patent infringement

TV format protection in Italy

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • February 4 2009

Typically, the creation of an audiovisual work (e.g. film for TV, talk show, game show, reality show, soap opera) requires several steps

Registration of a single letter as a trade mark

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • May 16 2008

A decision of the Supreme Court on 25 June 2007 relates to the possibility of registering a letter of an alphabet, reproduced without any particular graphic effect, as a trade mark

Prior local use of a sign subsequently registered by a third party

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • May 16 2008

This decision of the Supreme Court on 26 June 2007 relates to the relationship between a prior nonregistered distinctive sign (de facto trade mark, insignia, company name, etc.) used within a narrow local area (such as a small town, or specific area of a big town, etc.) and an identical or similar trade mark subsequently registered by a third party

Use of “made in Italy”

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • May 16 2008

In a decision on 7 January 2008, the Criminal Supreme Court pronounced again on the issue of the possible deceptiveness of the use of trade marks, expressions, or signs evoking Italy in connection with products not originating from rectius: not manufactured in Italy

Court of Rome refuses injunctions requiring ISPs to reveal P2P users’ identities

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Italy
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  • December 17 2007

The Court of Rome recently rejected requests for injunctions bought by a German record company and a Polish computer game producer against two Italian internet service providers