19

November

2021

J-cases

The sign representing the crest of the football club AC Milan cannot be registered internationally as a trade mark designating the Union for stationery and office supplies

The General Court, in a recent decision, confirmed that the sign representing the crest of the football club AC Milan cannot be registered internationally as a trade mark…

15

November

2021

Amazon

Amazon IP Accelerator

Since late 2020 we have been participating in Amazon's IP Accelerator program, an innovative initiative that allows to extend the knowledge of intellectual property to the…

11

November

2021

Marchi

The Swiss Federal Court declares the nullity of the three-dimensional trademark relating to Nespresso capsules

Swiss Supreme Court invalidated the Nespresso capsule 3D Mark registered by Nespresso SA in class 30 for coffee, coffee extracts and coffee-based preparations.

2

November

2021

J-cases

May two trademarks composed of letters from two different alphabets be confusing similar?

The General Court, with its decision in Case T-399/20, confirmed the existence of a likelihood of confusion between the figurative trademarks Ø and ϕ, that depict letters of two…

18

October

2021

J-cases

The trademark COLLIBRA e KOLIBRI are confusingly similar also if they are related to software that have a different purpose

The company Collibra filed two applications for registration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the sign COLLIBRA in word and figurative version.…

4

October

2021

J-cases

The EU Court of Justice takes a decision on the Champanillo case

The Court of Justice of the European Union, called to define the confines of the European Union Law with regard to the protection of PDO and PGI products, has forbidden the use of…

21

September

2021

J-cases

The patronymic Miley Cyrus will be registered as trademark by the EUIPO

On April 21, 2014, Smiley Miley Inc, company of the famous American singer and actress Miley Cyrus, filed before the EUIPO an application for the word mark Miley Cyrus in classes…

9

August

2021

J-cases

When a lipstick leaves its “mark”…

The General Court annuls the EUIPO’S decision: the shape of Guerlain’s lipstick may be registered as three-dimensional mark

J-cases

26

July

2021

J-cases

Champagne vs Champanillo

The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, a body which protects the interests of champagne producers, acted before the Spanish courts in order to contest the use of the…