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Weak marks grown stronger, DIVANI & DIVANI trumps DIVINI & DIVANI

Weak marks grown stronger, DIVANI & DIVANI trumps DIVINI & DIVANI

8/4/2015 - Camilla Pavanello - IAM Weekly 
On February 2 2015 the Supreme Court ruled on the issue of secondary meaning, pursuant to Article 13(1) of the Industrial Property Code (D Lgs 30/2005), and its effect when applied to an originally weak trademark.

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Monday, May 11, 2015/Categories: Publications
EU law concerning SPCs and interpretation of the SPC Regulation

EU law concerning SPCs and interpretation of the SPC Regulation

11/3/2015 - Angelo Gerbino - IAM Weekly 
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the relevant EU legislation contains no prohibition against obtaining a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for an active ingredient which is covered by a basic patent and which is covalently bound to another active ingredient in a medicinal product.

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Friday, April 10, 2015/Categories: Publications
Interpretation of reciprocity of IP rights protection in Italy and San Marino

Interpretation of reciprocity of IP rights protection in Italy and San Marino

1/2/2015 - Edgardo Deambrogi - IAM Weekly 
A recent official interpretation of the Convention of Friendship and Good Neighbourhood 1939 between Italy and San Marino concerning IP protection in the two states has concluded that European patents should be validated separately in each country.

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Friday, February 06, 2015/Categories: Publications
Patent opposition procedure in Italy – coming soon?

Patent opposition procedure in Italy – coming soon?

17/12/2014 - Nadia Gualeni - IAM Weekly 
In a recent communication the Italian Patent and Trademark Office agreed to accept and consider third-party observations during the pendency of a patent application or during the process for obtaining supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015/Categories: Publications
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
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