Region: Italy

With a fast-improving IP office and flourishing brands, Italy’s outlook is bright: exclusive data analysis

Our latest country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total brand value has increased at a quicker rate than that of the top global players.

20 April 2018

United States slides, Germany continues to rule: counsel rate court systems across the globe

Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky.

12 April 2018

Customs concerns: counsel identify significant room for improvement in India, Iran and Turkey

Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.

11 April 2018

Trademark offices prepare for the future as users give poor performance grades

The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.

06 April 2018

Navigating the idiosyncrasies of the Italian filing system

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office has made significant steps towards improvement over the past 10 years. However, foreign rights holders should be aware of the system’s various quirks.

01 March 2018

IP Office Innovation Ranking 2018

Featured in IP office Innovation

In a new multi-part series, World Trademark Review identifies the IP offices leading the way in offering innovative non-core tools and services – and the registries trailing behind.

20 February 2018

Italy: Do we need a vaccine against influencers?

The popular practice of online personalities endorsing products for economic benefit has finally permeated the legal sphere – brand owners should be prepared to pull the plug on misleading ads

01 January 2018

Effective use of Community design protection

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2018

Design protection has taken on an increasingly important role in recent years, since appearance and exterior shape now play a fundamental role in the success of a product. Designs are now relevant to a wide range of products involving industry, fashion and crafts, and must be protected accordingly in order to guarantee the creator’s moral and financial benefits.

11 December 2017

Crackdown on Chinese trademark squatters

An Italian producer of luxury cosmetics has won its opposition before the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) against an individual who had filed the company’s house mark in bad faith.

05 December 2017

Italy: Salumi shows how innovative packaging can be crucial for food and beverage sector

Rights holders’ innovative use of design demonstrates that in the modern market, food packaging is a vital advertising tool which is also eligible for IP rights protection.

01 November 2017

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