The Milan IP Court on the advertising of class C drugs

By first instance decision of 24 July 2017 (no. 8240/17), the IP Court of Milan ruled in a dispute between the two pharmaceutical companies Bayer and DOC Generici, stating that some communications spread by the latter constituted forbidden advertising of class C drugs and hence amounted to unfair competition […]

The Milan IP Court protects the Freddy “push-up” pants

An Italian version is published on Diritto24 – Il Sole 24 Ore

By decision no. 2016/17 of 2 March, the Milan IP Court declared the validity and infringement of a patent and a Community unregistered design held by Freddy S.p.A. on its pants named “WR.UP”. Specifically, the pants were characterised by […]

Copyright on industrial design: the IP Court of Milan grants protection to the Moon Boots

In a decision published on 12 July (no. 8628/2016), the IP Court of Milan granted copyright protection to the Moon Boots by Tecnica Group S.p.A., the famous après-ski boots in vogue for decades, ascertaining that they were infringed by the Anouk après-ski boots by Anniel depicted below to the […]

Brexit and the UPC: the Italian perspective

Here is a copy of the article published on World IP Review on the impact of Brexit on IP – and particularly the UPC – from an Italian perspective. Written by Elena Martini, also reporting comments by Judge Tavassi, president of the Milan IP Court.

2016.07.26 – Brexit and the […]

The Milan IP Court clarifies proof of ownership requirements for plant variety rights

By judgment of 15 July no. 8745/15, the Court of Milan – Business Chamber “A” – clarified certain issues relating to the proof of ownership of the plant variety rights provided by Articles 100 onwards of the Italian IP Code and by Regulation no. 2100/94/EC (and granted at a […]

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 […]

Millions awarded in compensation for the infringement of copyright of the “Nathalie” bed by Magistretti-Flou

By judgment of 16 June 2015, (docket no. 53242/12), the IP Court of Milan condemned a number of companies of the Mondo Convenienza group to pay the damages caused to Flou S.p.A. through sale of unauthorised copies of the “Nathalie” bed designed by Vico Magistretti. The extensive and detailed […]

The Court of Milan grants protection to Dolce & Gabbana trademarks against their use for food

A dispute regarding trademarks with reputation recently gave the Business Court of Milan “A” the opportunity to reiterate some of the principles relating to their protection. By judgment of 13 February 2015, the Court in fact ruled on the use of the trademarks “D&G” and “Sicily” held by Dolce […]

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