22

January

2020

HA Factory

Counterfeiting and counteracting instruments

How protecting ourselves against unfair competition? The case of the copy of patents and of designs or models registered and a case history in the vacuum cleaning world.

15

January

2020

IAM

Board rules on confusingly similar device marks based on copyright protection

On 21st December 2004 Italian company Guccio Gucci SpA started invalidity proceedings (R1757/2007-2) against Community Trademark Registration 2357671 G GLITZY (device),  held by…

19

December

2019

IAM

Game over for Rubik's Cube: shape not protected as a trademark, General Counsel says

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian Ernö Rubik. It has sold more than 400 million pieces worldwide, making it one of the most-recognised and best-selling toys of…

6

November

2019

IAM

Supreme Court rules that Italian patent can survive when parallel European patent is rejected

Clarifying previous case law, the Supreme Court has stated that when two semi-identical European and Italian patents exist for the same invention and the European patent is…

1

November

2019

Design Diffusion News

Design and competitors - arguing or not arguing?

In this - probably last - article focused on intellectual property and copyrights, I think it may be useful to reflect on what happens once a project is realesed.

2

October

2019

IAM

The clock is ticking: old collective marks must be converted before 23 March 2020

Legislative Decree 15/2019 entered into force on 23 March 2019,implementing EU Directive 2015/2436, which regulates, among other things, new EU certification marks. 

1

September

2019

Design Diffusion News

Protecting and distinguishing yourself with a trademark? Yes, please!

Whoever wants to do business - whether it is Mr. Rossi, a Start Up, a media company or a multinational company - has always an essential need: to distinguish its product with an…

6

August

2019

IAM

Declaration of non-infringement of Nestlé capsules was sought at proper time, judges say

Bisio Progetti SpA, a company active in coffee and instant drink capsule R&D, sought an urgent declaration from the Court of Milan of non-infringement of European patents 1472156…