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Se è un marchio è un marchio, se è un'indicazione geografica, non può essere un marchio
  • Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
  • Italy
  • May 15 2014

In una decisione del 28 aprile scorso il Tribunale di Roma ha affrontato il mai facile tema del conflitto tra i marchi e le indicazioni geografiche


Google “AdWords” system and registered trade marks
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • June 21 2010

The use of keywords in online advertising systems is prevalent in our culture and can cause conflicts among competitors, especially when the keywords consist of registered trade marks


Sale of fake design products - with or without a trademark or design registration - is a criminal offence in Italy
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • July 21 2011

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


Italy implements opposition procedure to trademark registration
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • July 21 2011

The news has been bouncing back and forth between law firms, national Patent and Trademark Offices and IP research centers: Italy has finally implemented the trademark opposition procedure, getting in line with most EU countries


Just colours and sounds, or also source identifiers?
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • June 29 2011

In Italy, graphical representation remains key to registration


New distinctive signs in the social media
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • December 18 2012

The virtual world of social media sites is no longer the new frontier of intellectual property, but has become one of the normal arenas in which companies


The law applicable to comparative advertising in Italy
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • June 27 2011

There are three main sets of rules applicable to comparative advertising in Italy


Trade mark opposition in Italy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Italy
  • June 30 2011

As of 1 July 2011, it will be possible to file oppositions against Italian trade mark applications filed from 1 May 2011, and against Italian designations of international trade marks, regardless of their filing date, which could be earlier than 1 May, published in the Gazette of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 1 July 2011


Interpreting the provisions governing the registration of names as trademarks
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • European Union, Italy
  • September 28 2011

Elio Fiorucci filed an action to revoke Edwin Co Ltd's registration of the word mark ELIO FIORUCCI in International Classes 18 and 25


Fashion designer allowed to prevent use of name despite selling all rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Italy
  • September 28 2011

Ruling on the proper interpretation of national legal provisions in invalidity proceedings (Edwin Co Ltd v Elio Fiorucci C- 26309), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the holder of a name is entitled to prevent its use as a Community trade mark (CTM) where national law permits