Region: Italy

Venice Court rules out lawfulness of forum shopping in trademark infringement cases

The Court of Venice has rejected an attempt at forum shopping made by insurance company Alleanza Assicurazioni within the context of a trademark infringement dispute with Coop Alleanza 3.0.

31 August 2022

Milan court admits parent company's liability for infringement and allows INDICAM’s participation in relevant trials

This landmark decision establishes the liability of the parent company, not only for the damages caused, but also for the restitution of the profits made by its subsidiaries.

05 August 2022

New dynamic injunctions issued in Italy

In a perfect example of dynamic injunctions as applied to the Internet, a Milan court has recently issued preliminary injunctions against a number of ISPs that provided mere conduit services used to broadcast live football matches.

09 December 2021

New rules for filing trademark applications and opposition procedures: key points highlighted

Ministerial Decree No 119/2021, which entered into force on 9 September 2021, amended the Implementing Regulations of the Industrial Property Code. This update reviews the key points of interest for trademark owners and practitioners.

06 October 2021

Provenance and heritage in the European Union: why we should preserve products of origin (guest op-ed)

Sebastiano Costalonga, municipal councillor for commerce and manufacturing and industrial activities of the city of Venice, calls on the European Union to ensure that its craft heritage is protected.

27 September 2021

Trussardi’s optimistic approach to tightening budgets and “the counterfeiting paradox”

Trussardi general counsel Sara Citterio takes a refreshingly optimistic view of the challenges that her small department faces in the evolving fashion industry.

01 September 2021

FC Barcelona and Man Utd are brand champions – the football clubs and players with the largest trademark portfolios revealed

Exclusive research from WTR can reveal that Manchester United has the largest football brand portfolio in the world, with Lionel Messi boasting the most significant number of registrations for a single player.

18 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Italy

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

As an EU member state, Italy applies all the relevant EU regulations (including those on border measures) and has implemented the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and the main international agreements in this field.

11 May 2021

European Super League: a competition based on brand, not on-field success

Analysis from WTR finds that the clubs set to be involved in the European Super League are leading holders of brand value and trademark registrations – even if, in some cases, they have had little trophy success in recent years.

19 April 2021

Grana Padano cease and desist controversy; USPTO anti-scam efforts; Nestle sells Yinlu brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon and the IPR Center teaming up to combat fake goods, Italian Customs seizing 4,000 illicit bearings, and much more.

27 November 2020

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