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Italian Supreme Court grants copyright protection to store layouts

With sentence no. 8433/2020, the Italian Supreme Court granted copyright protection to the layouts of the stores of the well-known cosmetic chain Kiko, confirming the conclusions previously reached by the Milan IP Court and by the Milan Court of Appeal and taking the opportunity to summarise the relevant case-law. […]

By |21 05 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Coronavirus: a practical guide for the management of litigation, intellectual property and contracts

As is known, the Coronavirus emergency is having a powerful impact on Italian companies, with business activities restricted or even prohibited by law. Our law-firm continues to provide clients with the usual assistance, thanks largely to cutting-edge tools that enable us to collaborate remotely without interruption. Below you will […]

By |26 03 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Coronavirus: impact on litigation in Italy

Updated on 08.04.2020 (Decree-Law no. 23/2020)

The deadlines set forth in civil and criminal proceedings are suspended from 9 March 2020 until 11 May 2020. This also includes the deadlines for the introduction of judgments and appeals. It is not clear, however, whether it also applies to the deadlines granted […]

By |26 03 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Coronavirus: impact on IP rights

National Rights (updated to decree-law no. 23/2020 and to IPTO notices of 14.04.2020):

deadlines are suspended from 23 February 2020 until 15 May 2020, with no need to apply for the suspension;
certificates, permits, concessions and authorisations, however named, expiring between 31 January and 15 April 2020, will remain valid until […]

By |26 03 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Coronavirus: impact on contracts

The Coronavirus emergency impacts  existing contracts in various ways, in particular for two reasons:

various regulatory provisions have been issued that prohibit or limit commercial and manufacturing activities;
even regardless of regulatory provisions, the epidemic may constitute a force majeure event, which does not allow the performance to be carried out […]

By |26 03 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Join us at the UniSMART – LESI “Innovation Talks” seminar in Padua!

The event, that will take place on 21 February 2020, is organized by LES International in collaboration with the University of Padua and UniSMART, the tech transfer company of the University of Padua.

The seminar will include international speakers from the most prominent IP law-firms. Elena Martini […]

By |07 02 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Italian Torpedoes: the end is the beginning is the end?

Last month, I was invited to speak at the LESI YMC event in London (see here for some details), on a panel featuring some very well reputed foreign colleagues, with whom I discussed the options available for Pan-European patent dispute resolution. The following is a summary of my speech […]

By |07 10 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The author’s right of paternity can be violated by the failure to mention the author’s name

Elena Martini and Laura Spagnoli

With decision no. 18220/2019, the Italian Supreme Court ruled on the violation of the author’s right of paternity due to the failure to mention their name in the publication of their work by third parties.

The ruling originates from a dispute that arose between an illustrator […]

By |02 10 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

EU Court of Justice in G-Star/Cofemel: is artistic value still required for the copyright protection of design works in Italy?

The original Italian version is also published on Il Sole 24 Ore – Diritto 24

On 12 September, the European Court of Justice issued its decision in the G-Star v. Cofemel case no. 683/17, essentially dealing with the possibility of granting copyright protection to clothing designs.

The ruling was greatly […]

By |19 09 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Join us at LESI YMC 7th Pan-European Event – London, 13th September 2019

Elena Martini will speak on the panel “Pan-European patent dispute resolution – options available under the current system”.

The event’s and speakers’ details are available in the brochure at http://www.martinimanna.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LES-YMC-Conference-Brochure.pdf

By |09 09 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Regulation (EU) 2019/933 comes into force: limitations for supplementary protection certificates

Regulation (EU) 2019/933, which amends Regulation (EC) n. 469/2009 on the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for medicinal products, came into force on 1 July 2019.

As clarified in the related preamble, the new text starts from the
consideration that, pursuant to Regulation (EC) n. 469/2009, makers of generic
and […]

By |09 07 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Milan IP Court on trademark protection and the exhaustion of trademark rights

By order of 6 May 2019, the Milan IP Court ruled in favour of the owner
of a well-known textile brand against a retailer who marketed its products in
substantially undervaluing ways, and which was therefore enjoined from this

Specifically, the Court found that, even if the products had been
original, the marketing […]

By |04 06 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|