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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


Il Tribunale di Brescia sull’uso descrittivo del marchio e sul ritardo nell’azione
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • December 19 2013

Con due recentissimi provvedimenti cautelari, rispettivamente di prime cure e reclamo, la Sezione Specializzata in materia di Impresa del Tribunale di


Attention to detail
  • Bugnion SpA
  • European Union, Italy
  • April 16 2013

Italian jurisprudence is keen to protect licensors’ rights the key is ensuring that attention is paid to licence agreements


Bad faith in philanthropy and trademark registrations: what goes around, comes around
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
  • Italy
  • April 22 2013

On 20 March 2013, the Court of Turin issued a landmark ruling with regards to the registration of trademarks in bad faith. The trademarks at issue


Devices included in complex trademark may be independently protected but the saga continues
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • April 17 2013

After 20 years of litigation between Jägermeister and Zwack Unicum, the Court of Cassation has overturned two precedential decisions of the Court of


MS vs. MST
  • Italy Legal Focus - Studio Legale Bernascone & Soci
  • Italy
  • March 5 2013

British American Tobacco Italia ("BATI"), owner of the historical cigarette brand "MS", has sued Manifatture Sigaro Toscano ("Manifatture") to obtain


Italian court says use of a prominent design in a trademark is no defense if the acronyms are similar
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
  • Italy
  • March 6 2013

British American Tobacco Italia ("BATI"), owner of the historical cigarette brand "MS", has sued Manifatture Sigaro Toscano ("Manifatture") to obtain


The G G war: Gucci vs Guess: will the "Made in Italy" win the next battle?
  • Cugia Cuomo & Associati Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • July 23 2013

It was in 2009, when Gucci filed a claim against Guess before the Court of Milan for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Similar actions


Jagermeister wins on complex trademark
  • Nctm Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • February 28 2013

The Italian Supreme Court, with a judgment rendered on January 18, 2013 (No. 12492013), ruled in favour of the famous German herbal liqueur


Diadora re-acquired the total control over its Chinese trademarks
  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China, Italy
  • August 14 2013

In July 2013 Diadora Sport Srl, supported by the holding company LIR, owner of the famous Geox Spa, has finalized the negotiation and purchasing of