Publications

Copyright and industrial designs: the saga continues

Copyright and industrial designs: the saga continues

11/4/2012 - Alessandra Naia - IAM Weekly
Article 22bis of Law 14/2012 (which became effective in Italy on 28th February 2012) introduced the latest version of Article 239 of the Industrial Property Code, extending from five to 13 years the tolerance period in which copyright protection for designs may not be enforced.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012/Categories: Publications
Is preliminary technical advice in IP disputes useful?

Is preliminary technical advice in IP disputes useful?

30/7/2012 - Enrico Eterno - IAM Weekly
Ministerial Decree of 13th August 2010 introduced a number of major amendments to the IP Code. Among these, Article 128 was completely redrafted to allow for the use of a procedure that was formerly applied only in civil law matters: the preliminary technical advice.

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Monday, July 30, 2012/Categories: Publications
Principles of morality as absolute grounds for refusal

Principles of morality as absolute grounds for refusal

20/6/2012 - Stella Padovani - IAM Weekly
In Italy, principles of morality represent absolute grounds for refusal of a trademark registration. Trademarks consisting of or including terms or devices regarded as being contrary to “good morals” are deemed to be against public order, and so shall not be registered.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012/Categories: Publications
Issues arising from patent and trademark protection

Issues arising from patent and trademark protection

23/5/2012 - Guido Jacobacci - IAM Weekly
Following San Marino's accession to the European Patent Convention in 2009, a key issue is whether, and if so, to what extent, there is an interest in validating granted European patents in San Marino.

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Friday, May 25, 2012/Categories: Publications
Preliminary declaration of non-infringement introduced – but with limitations

Preliminary declaration of non-infringement introduced – but with limitations

9/5/2012 - Francesco Chimini - IAM Weekly
Article 120 of the Industrial Property Code was amended by Legislative Decree 131/2010 and now explicitly allows for a declaration of non-infringement in certain circumstances. Such a declaration could previously be issued only during the main judgment.

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Friday, May 11, 2012/Categories: Publications
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