Italy

The IP Court of Milan on trademark protection and selective distribution networks

By order of 18 December, in proceedings with docket no. 44211/2018, the IP Court of Milan provided a clear summary of the principles governing the protection of trademarks vis-à-vis retailers alien to the selective distribution network of the trademark owners.

The dispute was initiated by Landoll, the manufacturerof the luxury […]

By |20 12 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Confidential information in Italy

Check our article on this topic on Financier Worldwide: https://www.financierworldwide.com/confidential-information-in-italy#.XBoKs2hKg2w

By |19 12 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Substantial and procedural issues surrounding acquiescence in Italian Trademark Law: Decision no.18736/2018 of the 1st Chamber of the Court of Cassation

With the above decision, published on 13 July 2018 (and available at this link), the Court of Cassation (the Italian Supreme Court) took stock of some substantive and procedural issues concerning the so-called acquiescence. Acquiescence refers to the situation in which the owner of a prior trademark loses the […]

By |30 11 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Venice IP Court grants copyright protection to the layout and interior design of a yacht

(the original version of this post is published on Diritto24)

With a recent order issued at the end of preliminary appeal proceedings (Docket no. 2236/2018), the Venice IP Court granted copyright protection to the layout and interior design of a yacht, in favour of the architect who conceived them.

The dispute […]

By |27 11 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

The Milan IP Court grants copyright protection to the Vitra chairs designed by the Eames

By decision no. 4595/18 of last April, the Milan IP Court granted copyright protection to some chairs designed by well-known US designers Charles and Ray Eames, produced and marketed exclusively by Vitra, whose copyrights were infringed by two Italian companies that marketed unauthorised copies. The protected chairs included, among […]

By |27 09 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Patent enforcement in Italy

Here is an article on patent enforcement in Italy written by Elena Martini and published on Financier Worldwide: https://www.financierworldwide.com/patent-enforcement-in-italy#.WlXYqd_iY2w

By |10 01 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The new Italian bill on corporate whistleblowing and its privacy implications

A bill for the “Protection of individuals reporting crimes or irregularities learnt in the context of a public or private employment relationship”, already rechristened the “whistleblowing law”, was passed by the Italian Parliament on 25 November 2017, and is about to enter into force.

Corporate whistleblowing has been a subject […]

By |12 12 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Advertising non-prescription medicines is lawful even if they are not OTCs, says the Italian Council of State

By decision no. 2217/2017 of 12 May, the Italian Council of State affirmed the possibility of advertising not only over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) but all medicines that can be bought without prescription (NPMs), save the need to obtain the prior approval of the Ministry of Health for the individual advertisements.

The […]

By |31 05 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Italian Supreme Court on copyright protection for Thun’s design works

On 23 March 2017, the Italian Supreme Court issued decision no. 7477/2017 in a case concerning the marketing of copies of the well-known Thun statuettes, reiterating the principles governing the copyright protection of industrial design. The decision is in line with the now consistent case-law formed in the last […]

By |09 05 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The right to be forgotten, search engines and the scope of jurisdiction of the DPA: a ruling by Italy’s Garante della privacy

In a decision issued on 26 February 2017, the Garante della privacy (the Italian Data Protection Authority) ruled on the application of an Italian resident seeking the removal from Yahoo!’s search engine of links to a US website reporting news of an old judicial mishap that had occurred to […]

By |13 03 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Milan IP Court protects the Ferragamo trademarks

By first instance decision no. 5732/16 of 3 May, the Milan IP Court granted protection to the “Gancini” trademark held by Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. against the competitor DC Brands International Ltd. Here are Ferragamo’s three registered trademarks enforced in the proceedings, the first two being national trademarks and the […]

By |12 05 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Court of Turin on the coexistence of identical trademarks, between limitation for acquiescence and absence of infringement

On 22 April, the Turin IP Court issued an interesting judgment (no. 2256/16) on the long-term coexistence of two identical trademarks used for identical products. The Judges looked specifically at the effects of such co-existence for the purposes of the so-called “validation” of the later trademark and the infringement […]

By |03 05 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|