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There are now over 3 million ‘.it’ domain names, making it vital that disputes be resolved swiftly and cost effectively. A review of cases decided last year provides a snapshot of case law in this area
01 March 2017
The Italian Patent and Trademark Office has launched a tender for granting funds to support the “revival and economic exploitation” of Italian brands deemed to “represent a piece of history”. One commentator tells <i>World Trademark Review</i> that the move is “significant”, but questions whether certain parts of the fund will be necessary for companies that have been trading for over 50 years.
31 January 2017
A major operation organised by the Naples tax police in April 2016 resulted in 53 pre-trial detention orders against members of the Camorra – highlighting the concrete links between counterfeiting and organised crime
01 January 2017
When it comes to the protection of well-known marks, Italy – which is home to some of the most famous design and fashion brands in the world – is in line with the European Union
01 November 2016
In a recent family opposition dispute over the trademark LEGEA, the Italian Supreme Court has affirmed the provision that if an earlier trademark has been registered by several owners in co-ownership, such co-ownership will extend to all Community or international trademarks claiming the priority of the earlier trademark.
21 October 2016
Pharmaceutical trademark owners face a variety of issues that are not seen in other sectors, including health regulatory requirements, linguistic marketing issues and political factors. Finding an effective and acceptable pharmaceutical brand name can thus be an intense and sometimes complex procedure.
06 September 2016
While comparative advertising has a direct impact on competitors, misleading commercial communications may indirectly affect third parties’ products and image, resulting in a tort of unfair competition
01 September 2016
The Supreme Court recently issued the latest decision in the ongoing saga between renowned Italian stylist Elio Fiorucci, who passed away last year, and the eponymous company which he founded.
26 July 2016
Research conducted by <i>World Trademark Review</i> reveals the leading trademark filers in the football world, with FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Manchester United topping the list. It also demonstrates that Leicester City – a team that shocked the football fraternity by winning the Premier League title two months ago – do not yet have a trademark portfolio that matches its newfound success; although a club spokesperson tells us that it has plans to change that.
07 July 2016
Recent opposition case law appears to indicate a change in the approach to the relevant public in relation to pharmaceutical products – but the reasons behind this new trend are not yet clear
01 July 2016
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