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Patents – no SPC for a second active principle not subject matter of the basic patent

European Union - May 31 2015 New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") regarding the possibility of issuing a second valid supplementary protection…

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…

The General Court and the Italian tribunals disagree on the distinctiveness of the “Samsara” trademark.

Italy - March 31 2015 The General Court ("GC"), by decision of February 27, 2015, dismissed the application for registration filed by Costa Crociere (a British/American…

EU Court rules that word “NANO” is descriptive of electronic and it products

European Union - February 27 2015 By decision issued on February 10, 2015, the EU Court ruled that the word mark "NANO" for goods claimed in class 9 (robots and ancillary products…

The General Court rules on registering advertising slogan

European Union - February 27 2015 With decision dated January 29, 2015 in the proceeding no. T-59/14, the Ninth Chamber of the General Court of Justice of the European Union (hereafter…