The Slovenian Supreme Court has overturned a decision of the Slovenian
Intellectual Property Office, in which it had refused an opposition against
the registration of the trademark LA SCARPA on the grounds that the word 'scarpa',
meaning 'shoe' in Italian, was descriptive. The Supreme Court remitted the case
back to the office, instructing it to establish whether, among other things,
the word is understood by the average Slovenian consumer.