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The new draft reform package of the Italian Industrial Property Code. A further step towards competitiveness and digitalization

European Union, Italy - September 14 2022 The recent bill (Disegno Di Legge, DDL) amending the Italian Industrial Property Code (IPC), approved by the Council of Ministers on 6 April 2022…

Ambush marketing and UEFA Euro 2020. Italian Competition Authority enforces Decree-Law no. 16/2020 for the first time

Italy - May 17 2022 By Decision No. 30099 of 29 March 2022, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM or Authority) inflicted to Zalando SE, a well-known company active in…

Roberto A. Jacchia

Artificial intelligence and inventorship. The DABUS saga goes on but the path remains uphill

European Union, United Kingdom - April 12 2022 In a previous article of February 6, 2020, We discussed the EPO Receiving Section’s refusal, in January 2020, of two European patent applications…

Roberto A. Jacchia

Ideas Powered for Business: voucher per la proprietà intellettuale in aiuto alle PMI europee

European Union - March 11 2021 Nel mese di gennaio 2021 è stato avviato il programma di sovvenzioni “Ideas Powered for Business”, che prevede un fondo del valore di 20 milioni di…

Reproduction of a trademark in dictionaries under Italian law. A newly codified right, but also a burden, for trademark owners

European Union, Italy - January 18 2021 Among the several amendments to the Italian Industrial Property Code ("IPC") introduced by the so-called EU Trademark Package, new paragraph 3-bis…