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Red Bull loses in trademark dispute before the EU General Court over its earlier word mark ‘VERLEIHT FLÜGEL’ (gives you wings)

European Union - November 12 2018 Energy drinks and alcoholic beverages can be easily found in the same department at the supermarket - and can be mixed together. However, on 4 October...

Valeria Meli.


Does the root word “IMPER” designate the quality of the goods?

European Union - October 11 2018 In deciding three appeal cases concerning the registrability of IMPERO COUTURE, IMPERO DIAMONDS and MISS IMPERO within the context of the earlier...

Francesca Rombola.


“Fast Fashion” beware: Zara gets caught up in EU-wide infringement and damages claim

United Kingdom - September 27 2018 The Court of Milan brings good news for the fashion houses: the Court recently confirmed that a Community Design Court may award damages at an EU-wide...

Valeria Meli.


Parallel importation of In Vitro diagnostic medical devices and the obligation to undertake CE Marking

European Union - December 6 2016 On October 13 2016, the European Court of Justice of the EU, deciding the case of Servoprax GmbH v. Roche Diagnostic Deutschland GmbH, C-27715...

Francesca Rombola, Giovanni Galimberti.


Italy: Upcoming rules concerning contributoryindirect infringement and patent infringement exceptions

Italy - October 26 2016 On 18 October 2016 the Italian Senate approved bill no. 2524 on ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA"), which had previously...

Massimiliano Mostardini, Evelina Marchesoni, Giovanni Galimberti.