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Court rules stylised cowhide symbol can be freely used for leather goods

Court rules stylised cowhide symbol can be freely used for leather goods

13/4/2016 - Claudia D'Alessio, Paolo Viscuso - IAM Weekly 
On January 15 2016 the Court of Milan confirmed its partial previous decision declaring the nullity of the Italian collective mark consisting of a symbol portraying stylised animal skin. The mark was well known in Italy as 'vacchetta' ('cowhide') and was registered in Classes 16, 18, 21, 25 and 28, claiming goods made of leather in each class.

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Monday, May 16, 2016/Categories: Publications
Foreign patent office decisions accepted as evidence of rights reinstatement

Foreign patent office decisions accepted as evidence of rights reinstatement

6/4/2016 - Massimo Pipoli - IAM Weekly 
The Italian Board of Appeal recently held that the conclusions of foreign national patent offices are relevant evidence when evaluating whether a patent owner seeking the reinstatement of rights has demonstrated that its representative had adequate means to carry out the task entrusted to it.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016/Categories: Publications
Right to fair reward for employee inventor

Right to fair reward for employee inventor

10/2/2016 - Stefano Brunazzi - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision of the Court of Milan addressed the right to a fair reward which is available, in certain circumstances specified by patent law, to an employee working within the scope of his or her employment who contributes to an invention.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016/Categories: Publications
Appeal board confirms similarity of hairdressing products and services

Appeal board confirms similarity of hairdressing products and services

13/1/2016 - Emilia Palarchi - IAM Weekly 
In a recently published decision (Case 7416, Decision 33/2015) the Italian Board of Appeal confirmed that even if products and services are, by their nature, different, “hygienic and beauty care treatments to human beings and animals” in Class 44 with respect of “hair care products” in Class 3 can be found to be similar, taking into account all the relevant factors.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016/Categories: Publications
Wine and oil do not mix – except in  trademark rulings

Wine and oil do not mix – except in trademark rulings

2/12/2015 - Lisa Pozzebon - IAM Weekly 
The Court of Cassation (Civil Division, Section I, April 13 2015, no 7414) recently upheld a Milan Court of Appeal decision holding that, with respect to trademarks, wine and oil are similar goods

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Thursday, December 10, 2015/Categories: Publications
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