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A rose by any other name does not necessarily cause confusion
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • November 19 2014

In a recently published decision (Case 7326 - Decision 0304, Iniziative Srl v Italian Patent and Trademark Office, September 23 2013) the Board of


Italy: when the non-registered mark is the packaging
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • February 27 2015

Italy is one of the countries in which protection is extended to unregistered trademarks and other commercial signs. According to Articles 12(a) and


“Forum shopping” in Italian IP litigation: the Milan IP court summarises the current judicial trend
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • March 2 2015

A recent ruling of a panel of Milan IP judges offers a useful perspective on the views of Italian courts on "forum shopping" in the context of IPR


Secondary meaning and the “strong” protection of a “weak” trademark according to the Italian Supreme Court
  • Nctm Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • February 27 2015

With a judgement rendered on February 2nd, 2015, No. 1861, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation issued a new ruling regarding the extent of


Assessing scopes of protection
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • April 16 2014

One of the most frequently discussed deficiencies of the Italian trademark opposition system - which has otherwise been operating smoothly since July


Italy
  • IP Law Galli
  • Italy
  • April 22 2014

Contrary to common belief, the legislative instruments available in Italy against IP infringement are quite efficient. The 2005 Code of Industrial


Importazione parallela di dispositivi medici: riconfezionamento necessario vs. riconfezionamento “opportunistico”
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • July 8 2014

Tra produttori e importatori paralleli di dispositivi medici è in corso nell’Unione Europea un conflitto legale permanente, in cui le singole


Recent PTO decisions on complex marks: consistency optional
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • September 18 2013

In April and May 2013 the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued three separate decisions in opposition proceedings involving complex marks


Italian winemakers threaten legal action against British pubs for selling prosecco on tap
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
  • January 16 2015

A consortium of prosecco manufacturers has reportedly contacted the United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency and Intellectual Property Office to


“Pinocchio” è registrabile come marchio comunitario e non è una bugia
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • April 8 2015

Con la propria decisione del 25 febbraio 2015 nel caso R 18562013-2 Yves Fostier c.Disney Enterprises, Inc., la Seconda Commissione di Ricorso