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Registered designs can now include slogans

Registered designs can now include slogans

10/12/2014 - Gianluca Pulieri - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision of the Italian Board of Appeal confirms that designs, including slogans, may be registered as ornamental models. The board explained that within the context of a design, slogans cannot be registered as such, but only as part of the particular graphic used by the slogan. 

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015/Categories: Publications
A rose by any other name does not necessarily cause confusion

A rose by any other name does not necessarily cause confusion

19/11/2014 - Laura Salustri - IAM Weekly 
In a recently published decision the Board of Appeal issued a ruling following an appeal by Iniziative Srl requesting the annulment of the decision of the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) relating to Opposition 139/2011 (Société d’Exploitation Du Parc Des Expositions De La Ville de Paris – VIPARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES v Iniziative Srl).

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015/Categories: Publications
Defendant pokes holes in screen patent claims

Defendant pokes holes in screen patent claims

8/10/2014 - Pierluigi Carangelo - IAM Weekly 
In Effe v Stiltende Genius the Court of Milan denied injunctive relief under the doctrine of equivalents to a plaintiff which tried to base an infringement claim on the subject matter which was explicitly disclaimed in the background section of its patent.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014/Categories: Publications
The deer makes the difference: autonomous protection for each part of composite mark

The deer makes the difference: autonomous protection for each part of composite mark

23/7/2014 - Stella Padovani - IAM Weekly 
In Jägermeister v Zwack (Decision 1249/2013 of January 18 2013, published recently) the Supreme Court ruled that for a composite mark consisting of two autonomously distinctive elements, the imitation of one element amounts to an imitation of the trademark as a whole. 

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Thursday, November 06, 2014/Categories: Publications
Hold your horses: overall impression governs evaluation of design infringement

Hold your horses: overall impression governs evaluation of design infringement

9/7/2014 - Matteo Mozzi - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision of the Court of Perugia addressed the criteria for evaluating infringement of a registered design. The judgment con-firms the alignment of Italian design law with the consolidated Community design approach.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014/Categories: Publications
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