IP Court of Milan

Barilla wins long pillow fight

Early this year, a three-year long “pillow fight” engaged by Barilla came to an end with a ruling in favour of the Parma food giant (Milan IP Court, decision no. 830/2018 of 25 January 2018).*

In 2014, a small textile business, I. F., started manufacturing throw pillows reproducing the shape […]

By |05 03 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The use of “iwatch” as an AdWords keyword by Apple does not infringe an earlier third party’s trademark, says the IP Court of Milan

On 14 December 2015, the IP division of the Court of Milan ruled in preliminary injunction proceedings (docket number 40511/2015) on a case of alleged trademark infringement by means of the well-known Google AdWords service (a topic already discussed here on this blog).

A company operating in the field of software and […]

By |12 01 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Bad faith in the registration of Community designs

On 4 December, the business Court of Milan ruled in the matter of a Community design registration by an unentitled party (judgement n. 14426/2014). In particular, the Court was called to decide a dispute between two companies, the plaintiff Cubica Ltd—later named Too Late Ltd—and the defendant Squan di […]

By |16 12 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Milan Business Court rules on the amount of damages resulting from a design infringement

(Published also on Diritto24, Il Sole 24 Ore)

By judgment of 14 November in proceedings with docket no. 76679/08, the Milan Business Court “A” ruled on the amount of damages suffered by the plaintiff due to the commercialisation of products infringing one of its registered designs. The decision matters for […]

By |20 11 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Court of Milan on the registration of trademarks in bad faith

By judgment published on 14 July (R.G. no. 43968/11), the Business Chamber ”A” of the Court of Milan has recently dealt with the issue of bad faith trademark registration, stipulated in Article 19(2) of the Legislative Decree 30/2005 (Industrial Property Code, “CPI”). The rule confirms that “no trademark registration […]

By |04 08 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|