Publications

Lessons in unfair competition and misappropriation of confidential information

Lessons in unfair competition and misappropriation of confidential information

6/12/2017 - Francesco Chimini - IAM Weekly 
The Court of Milan recently held that the use of images that are highly similar to those of products shown in a competitor's catalogue constituted unfair competition, and that the use of non-identical technical drawings was insufficient to establish a claim of misappropriation of a competitor’s confidential information. 

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Thursday, February 01, 2018/Categories: Publications
UIBM’s novel approach to finding sufficient spread between SPREAD and SPREAD

UIBM’s novel approach to finding sufficient spread between SPREAD and SPREAD

8/11/2017 - Laura Salustri - IAM Weekly 
In its March 21 2016 decision in Trust Monti Fonti and Saldarini 1882 v Arboritanza Gianmarco (807/2013), the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) used a new approach for assessing the likelihood of confusion between trademarks that borrows many features from the general rules of language development. 

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Thursday, February 01, 2018/Categories: Publications
Supplementing your understanding of supplementary protection certificates

Supplementing your understanding of supplementary protection certificates

11/10/2017 - Giorgio Long - IAM Weekly 
The Milan Court of First Instance recently addressed the validity of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) held by Amgen based on a first marketing authorisation in Italy filed by Hoffmann La Roche (HLR), relating to the drug Kadcyla, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

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Thursday, February 01, 2018/Categories: Publications
Supreme Court recognises punitive damages

Supreme Court recognises punitive damages

2/8/2017 - Patrizia Franceschina - IAM Weekly 
On July 5 2017, the Supreme Court of Cassation (Case 16401/17) recognised for the first time that punitive damages may be applied in connection with civil liability under Italian law.

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Monday, October 16, 2017/Categories: Publications
When reverse engineering is difficult, infringement of software trade secrets is confirmed

When reverse engineering is difficult, infringement of software trade secrets is confirmed

12/7/2017 - Enrico Eterno - IAM Weekly 
In SI Engineering Srl v Lantek Systems Srl the first instance of the Court of Turin confirmed that, when software  has all of the requirements for being protected as a trade secret, infringement is presumed unless the defendants can show that the technical information was acquired independently. The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed the Court of Turin’s decision.

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Monday, October 16, 2017/Categories: Publications
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