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Italy: Trademark exhaustion in parallel imports - A question of venue and owner consent in the State of importation.
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • October 28 2016

By order issued on October 17, 2016, the Court of Milan ruled on exhaustion of trademark rights and on the activities preliminary to the


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


"Ugly but beautiful" Crocs shoes not eligible for trademark protection
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • 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


Yvonne Draheim
  • Hogan Lovells

Alberto Bellan
  • Hogan Lovells

Bruno Knadjian
  • Hogan Lovells