Region: Italy

Gucci launches metaverse exhibition; Walmart and Vans settle suit; INTA announces Unreal Week – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong Customs making its biggest counterfeits haul in two years, and much more.

14 November 2023

Technology poses biggest threat to brands yet best hope against counterfeits

Experts from key markets around the world reveal the technologies that are helping – and hindering – anti-counterfeiting efforts, as part of a new WTR enforcement guide.

09 October 2023

Italy: Stronger enforcement dovetails with augmented border control and harsher punishments

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Over 20 specialised IP courts utilise the country’s laws – particularly its Code of Industrial Property – to halt infringement and prosecutive infringers. Concurrently, national Customs and border control efforts continue the good fight against the flow of offline fakes.

29 September 2023

Reform of the Industrial Property Code: greater protection for designations of origin and seizures possible at all trade fairs

The amendments notably introduce an express prohibition to the registration of signs that “evoke, usurp or imitate geographical indications and designations of origin protected under national or EU law”.

22 September 2023

NFTs and IP: tracking the latest global case law

Meera Chature Sankhari and Sheetal Sharma at Jupiter Law Partners examine landmark judgments from around the world to reveal the precedents shaping the legal framework surrounding NFTs and intellectual property.

10 August 2023

Victory for Ferrero in Tic Tac shape mark case

The judgment is significant in that it addresses the validity and infringement of 3D marks that are based on the shape of the packaging of a product, rather than the product itself.

15 June 2023

New administrative procedure for invalidation and revocation of trademarks: key points and implications

The new administrative procedure presents significant advantages for the protection of trademark rights compared to court actions, in terms of both the increased speed of the proceedings and the lower costs involved.

03 February 2023

Court of Cassation provides guidance on limits of parody in Zorro dispute

The court held that, while the parodistic use of the Zorro character and trademarks was permissible under copyright law, it was unlawful under trademark law.

25 January 2023

“No justification”: study pushes back on proposals for EU GI domain name alert system

Study finds few domain disputes over GIs in the EU, CCTLD operators concerned about burden of proposed system.

20 January 2023

Court of Rome sides with Juventus in first European decision on use of trademarks in NFTs

The decision is particularly interesting in light of the future addition - from 1 January 2023 - of NFTs to the list of goods falling within Class 9.

30 November 2022

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