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The deer makes the difference: autonomous protection for each part of composite mark

The deer makes the difference: autonomous protection for each part of composite mark

23/7/2014 - Stella Padovani - IAM Weekly 
In Jägermeister v Zwack (Decision 1249/2013 of January 18 2013, published recently) the Supreme Court ruled that for a composite mark consisting of two autonomously distinctive elements, the imitation of one element amounts to an imitation of the trademark as a whole. 

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Thursday, November 06, 2014/Categories: Publications
Hold your horses: overall impression governs evaluation of design infringement

Hold your horses: overall impression governs evaluation of design infringement

9/7/2014 - Matteo Mozzi - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision of the Court of Perugia addressed the criteria for evaluating infringement of a registered design. The judgment con-firms the alignment of Italian design law with the consolidated Community design approach.

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Software-based solutions for user-controlled presentation of information may be patentable

Software-based solutions for user-controlled presentation of information may be patentable

7/5/2014 - Stefano Brunazzi - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision of the Court of Turin addressed the patentability of software based solutions involving the user-controlled presenta-tion of information. The judgment encompassed two separate pa-tentability issues and confirmed the alignment of Italian law with the consolidated European approach.

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How strong is a fortress? Inconsistency over confusing similarity between trademarks

How strong is a fortress? Inconsistency over confusing similarity between trademarks

2/4/2014 - Catherine Piani - IAM Weekly 
A recent decision held that the trademarks FORTEZZA (meaning 'fortress') and FORTENZA were not confusingly similar. The deci-sion is inconsistent with other decisions in similar cases and con-firms that the newly introduced opposition proceedings in Italy still come with the risk of highly unpredictable results.

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Italian judicial proceedings stayed during EPO opposition proceedings

Italian judicial proceedings stayed during EPO opposition proceedings

26/3/2013 - Christian Vanzini - IAM Weekly 
According to a recently published decision (SPA Sperotto v BBM Bolpagni SPA), the Court of Turin has decided to stay judicial pro-ceedings concerning validity and infringement of the Italian part of a European patent, insofar as an opposition appeal procedure was pending against the patent before the Board of Appeal of the Euro-pean Patent Office (EPO). 

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