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The Milan IP Court on the infringement of a patent relating to jeans, the dealer’s responsibility and compensation of damages

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

With sentence no. 472 of 14 January 2016, the IP Court of Milan (Judges Mr Marangoni, Mrs Dal Moro and Mrs Giani) granted patent protection to a particular pair of jeans that can “enhance and shape […]

The Court of Milan on the application of the problem-and-solution approach and the assessment of damages

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

A recent ruling in a patent infringement case (no. 8356/15) gave the Court of Milan the opportunity to reiterate its position on the application of the so called “problem-and-solution approach” and on the criteria for […]

The Court of Milan protects the Ralph Lauren “Polo Player” trademark

On 5 November, the Court of Milan (Business Court “A”) issued a judgment on a dispute concerning the famous “Polo Player” trademark of the Ralph Lauren group, representing a polo player hitting a ball. In fact, the plaintiff The Polo/Lauren Company (“Ralph Lauren”), proprietor of a series of figurative […]

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 […]