Milan IP court

The Milan IP Court on the infringement of Ferragamo’s “Vara” metal buckles

The Milan IP Court, on 12 July 2017, decided on a proceeding commenced by two Chinese shop owners against the Florentine fashion house Ferragamo S.p.A. (Docket no. 7940/2017). The plaintiffs had asked the Court to declare their non-infringement of Ferragamo’s historical trademarks – as represented below – reproducing the […]

Isgrò vs. Waters: to the Milan IP Court, the cover art of Pink Floyd’s former member infringes the works of art of the Italian conceptual artist

With order of 25 July 2017, the Milan IP Court confirmed an ex parte preliminary injunction it previously ordered upon request of the famous Italian conceptual artist Emilio Isgrò against Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A. (hereafter “Sony”), the Italian distributor of “Is this the life we really want?”, the […]

Compensation of damages due to the infringement of copyrights of the Magistretti-Flou bed

By decision of 18 July 2017 (docket no. 8066/17), the IP Court of Milan sentenced a number of companies to compensate the damages caused to Flou S.p.A. through the marketing of copies of the “Nathalie” bed designed by Vico Magistretti. We have already spoken about the copyright protection of […]

According to the Milan IP Court, the rights to Gio Ponti’s 811 armchair belong to Molteni, not to Cassina

By order of 9 May 2017, the Milan IP Court decided on a preliminary proceeding concerning a dispute that arose just before the last Salone Internazionale del Mobile – the famous Italian international furniture fair – between two of the biggest Italian furniture companies: Molteni & C. S.p.A. and […]

The Milan IP Court protects Ports shoes against imitations

On 30 December 2016, the Milan IP Court (Business Court A) issued a preliminary injunction against the marketing of footwear constituting the slavish imitation of shoes with a bow made by Ports 1961 (Ports). Below are the original Ports shoes (to the left) and the imitations (to the right).

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The IP Court of Milan and the copyright on BMW advertisements

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

On 7 June, the IP Court of Milan issued sentence no. 5647/16 on the copyright of some video advertisements for BMW cars. The dispute was initiated by the company producing the videos and the author of […]

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 […]

The Court of Turin compares Geox and Primigi’s figurative trademarks

By order of 26 April, the IP Court of Turin dismissed the motion for preliminary injunction and seizure filed by Geox S.p.A. for trademark infringement against Imac S.p.A., the manufacturer of the “Primigi” branded children’s shoes.

Geox alleged that its registered figurative trademark shown below to the left was infringed […]

Trademark licence agreements: some clarifications from the IP Court of Milan

On 29 March, the Milan IP Court issued an interesting judgment (no. 3925/2016) concerning trademark licence agreements, which clarified certain principles relating to their execution and validity.

One of the parties in the dispute claimed to have concluded a licence agreement for consideration and therefore was entitled to the payment […]

The Milan IP Court protects the (unregistered) designs of fabrics

On 17 February, the Milan IP Court (Judge Mrs Zana) issued an interesting order relating to unregistered design protection and parasitic unfair competition with reference to the copy of the designs of some fabrics.

The proceedings were initiated in late December 2015 by an historic Italian cotton mill specialising in […]

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 Milan IP Court confirms the protection granted to Barilla against the pillows that imitate its cookies

We recently talked here on this blog of the motion filed by Barilla against an Italian company (“the respondent”) that sells pillows with shapes and names that are similar to those of some of the applicant’s goods. In the preliminary decision that we discussed, the appointed Judge found for […]