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The trademark “W” for hotels is distinctive and valid

European Union, Italy - April 30 2015 The Court of Rome by decision n. 950/2015 has taken a position in a case where the validity of a trademark constituted by a single alphabetic letter…

Trademarks – Gucci vs. Guess: the Florentine fashion brand wins (partially) the second round

European Union, Italy - October 31 2014 By decision no. 3308 dated September 15, 2014, the Court of Appeal of partially upheld the appeal promoted by Guccio Gucci S.P.A. And Luxury Goods…

Legal tools for the control of counterfeiting of GIs in the EU

European Union, Italy - May 1 2013 Counterfeiting is not only a problem for traditional brands protected by trademarks. Producers of GIs also find their products copied and must fight…

Elena Bertolotto, Bernard O'Connor.

ECJ: the shape of Stokke's chair is not a valid trademark registration

European Union - September 30 2014 On September 18, 2014, the European Court of Justice handed down an interesting decision on the validity as a trademark of the shape of products…

The EU Court of Justice on the “relevant public” in trademark genericization

European Union - March 31 2014 The EU Court of Justice (ECJ), with decision of March 6th, 2014 (Case C-409/12), shed new light on the issue of trademark genericization by drawing…