Court of Milan

Revocation for non-use of trademarks: the Court of Milan grants Louis Vuitton’s claim against Coin

The Business Chamber “A” of the Milan Court recently declared the partial revocation for non-use of the Italian trademark “Zefiro”, owned by Gruppo Coin S.p.A., granting the relevant claim proposed by Louis Vuitton Malletier (recent addressee of another judgment by the General Court of Europe in the matter of […]

The shape of the Royal Oak by Audermars Piguet is not protectable as a trademark, says the Court of Milan

(An Italian version is published also on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

The Court of Milan (Business Chamber “A”) recently issued an interim decision on the possibility of protecting the shape of a product as a trademark and against slavish imitation (order of 12 March 2015, docket no. […]

The Court of Milan in Sanofi v. Teva “repeats” the CJEU judgment in Actavis

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

By judgment No. 9855/14 published on 1 August, the Business Chamber “A” of the Court of Milan has decided the lawsuit filed by Sanofi against Teva for the infringement of supplementary protection certificate no. UB99P653 […]

Unfair competition and copyright infringement: the Court of Milan decides on the case of Fendi vs. Zara

(by Francesca Maculan and Silvia Laitila)

In July the Specialized IP Division of the Court of Milan decided on a claim filed by the high fashion house Fendi against Zara, a famous clothing chain now widespread all over the world.

The plaintiff complained that Zara had unlawfully used two of the […]

A television report can constitute an advertisement, says the Court of Milan

On 8 July, the Business Chamber of the Court of Milan issued a judgement (No. 9020/14) in a particular case of unlawful comparative advertisement. Specifically, the particularity of the case was that the applicant did not challenge an “ordinary” advertising message, but a television report transmitted within a television […]

The unenforceability of a European patent in Italy due to the inaccurate translation of the European text: a recent decision of the Court of Milan

The Italian version of this post is also publised on Diritto24 of Il Sole 24 Ore

On 4 March the Business Court of Milan (Judges Ms Tavassi, Ms Gandolfi and Mr Marangoni) published a judgment in a European patent infringement case in which the court was required to assess the […]