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"Ugly but beautiful" Crocs shoes not eligible for trademark protection

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • October 25 2012

The Court of Venice dismissed Crocs' trademark infringement claims against two distributors of similar shoes. As the shape of Crocs' well-known shoes provided substantial value to them, they were not eligible for trademark protection

Coexistence of "Bavaria Holland Beer" trademark and the geographical indication "Bayerisches Bier" in Europe?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany, Italy
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  • January 27 2012

In the multi-jurisdictional dispute between Bayerischer Brauerbund e.V. (Bavarian Brewers Association) who enjoys protected geographical indication (PGI) status for the term "Bayerisches Bier" ("Bavarian Beer") and the Dutch brewer Bavaria N.V. which owns the international trademark registration "BAVARIA HOLLAND BEER" for its beers, the German Federal Court of Justice and the Italian Court of Appeal of Turin ruled on the validity of Bavaria's trademark

Sale of fake design products - with or without a trademark or design registration - is a criminal offence in Italy

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
  • -
  • July 21 2011

The Italian Supreme Court issued a decision enhancing the protection for design products under Italian criminal law

Diamonds are forever, a non-used reputed mark, too

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • April 14 2011

In 2008, the Dutch company Creative Brands C.V. brought proceedings against Damiani International B.V. (Damiani), a leading company in the jewelry sector, before the Court of Milan

Volkswagen's "GTI" trademark is not descriptive; no infringement by "GTYPE TUNING LINE" trademark

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • January 20 2011

Volkswagen AG is the owner of the International word trademark "GTI" (No. 717592) which has also been extended to Italy

No generic character of Bayer's trademark "Aspirina"; infringement by sale of homeopathic pills under the name "HerbAsprina"

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Italy
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  • January 20 2011

Bayer AG and its Italian subsidiary Bayer S.p.A. claimed infringement of Bayer's trademarks containing the well-known name "Aspirina" by Elaborados Dieteticos S.A. (ED), a Spanish pharmaceutical company specializing in homeopathic products, who manufactured and sold in Italy homeopathic pills under the name "Herbasprina" for which it had registered in 1998 the Italian trademark "HerbAsprina" (No 845.511) for classes 5 and 30