Areas of practice
Admissibility of late-submitted invalidity grounds in patent litigation
13/5/2015 - Salvatore Pennacchio -
The Court of Milan held that the Italian portion of an European Patent was invalid because the claims extended beyond the content of the original application as filed. This ground for invalidation was submitted after the deadline set for such submissions. The court concluded that new grounds which were not initially presented may be added under certain conditions.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Weak marks grown stronger, DIVANI & DIVANI trumps DIVINI & DIVANI
8/4/2015 - Camilla Pavanello -
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.
Monday, May 11, 2015
EU law concerning SPCs and interpretation of the SPC Regulation
11/3/2015 - Angelo Gerbino -
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.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Interpretation of reciprocity of IP rights protection in Italy and San Marino
1/2/2015 - Edgardo Deambrogi -
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.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Patent opposition procedure in Italy – coming soon?
17/12/2014 - Nadia Gualeni -
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.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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