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.
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.
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.
19/11/2014 - Laura Salustri - IAM Weekly
In a recently published decision the Board of Appeal issued a ruling following an appeal by Iniziative Srl requesting the annulment of the decision of the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) relating to Opposition 139/2011 (Société d’Exploitation Du Parc Des Expositions De La Ville de Paris – VIPARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES v Iniziative Srl).
8/10/2014 - Pierluigi Carangelo - IAM Weekly
In Effe v Stiltende Genius the Court of Milan denied injunctive relief under the doctrine of equivalents to a plaintiff which tried to base an infringement claim on the subject matter which was explicitly disclaimed in the background section of its patent.