Crocs’ design isn’t new, according to the General Court

On 14 March, the EU General Court ruled on case T-651/16 between the Crocs company, of the one part, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Gifi Diffusion company, of the other. The decision had a considerable echo, having declared the invalidity for prior disclosure of […]

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The Brescia IP Court on the prior disclosure of the patented invention

The original Italian version is published onDiritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore

Recent decision no. 1887/2017 of the Brescia IP Court dealt with the issue of the prior disclosure of the patented invention making the patent invalid for lack of novelty. This issue is regulated by Art. 46 Italian […]

By |28 06 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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 […]

By |27 07 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

The Milan IP Court on the patent limitations and the participation in the expert witness’ operations

(The Italian version of this post is also published here on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

A recent ruling on patent infringement (no. 10512/15 of 18 September 2015, President and writer Mrs M. A. Tavassi) was an opportunity for the IP Court of Milan to lay down some […]

By |25 09 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

NET-A-PORTER vs. Chêf-à-porter: the OHIM considers the second trademark to be non-registrable due to lack of novelty

In the decision of 7th July in case R 1673/2014-4, the Fourth Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) granted the appeal proposed by Net-a-Porter Group Ltd., a leading company in high-fashion online retailing, against the Spanish Duka Márquez S.L., which sought to […]

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