Court of Rome: customs protection represents proper application of constitutional right to defence

Italy

The IP and Company Specialised Division of the Court of Rome has reversed an order issued by a judge in the same court preventing Vorwerk, a multinational company based in Germany, from applying for customs protection against products marketed by MicroMic. The court held that the right to defence, which is constitutionally protected, necessarily includes the possibility of choosing among the different remedies provided by the legal system.

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