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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
Class 35: registering retail and wholesale services at the UIBM

Class 35: registering retail and wholesale services at the UIBM

7/6/2017 - Paolo Viscuso - IAM Weekly 
Since 2016 the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) has taken a harsh stance on registrations for ‘retail and wholesale services’ in Class 35. During this time, the UIBM has consistently refused to register applications directed to these services.

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Monday, July 10, 2017/Categories: Publications
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