Bulgari successfully enforces selective distribution network against former distributor

Italy

The Specialised IP Division of the Court of Catania has granted a preliminary injunction in favour of jewellery and luxury goods company Bulgari against a former member of its selective distribution network. The decision is noteworthy as it granted protection against the illegal use of the BULGARI marks by a former official distributor, thereby expressly acknowledging the legitimacy of the selective distribution system implemented by Bulgari.

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