Comfort and safety with a “smart” taste. From the Japanese motorbike manufacturer Honda comes a patent that looks far ahead: […]
Founded in 2008 in Nanjing by Chris Xu, and becoming the most talked-about brand on the main social platforms (YouTube, […]
On the eve of the Wall Street stock market flotation, and after peaking in popularity with their “guest appearance” in […]
This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Daily In Case R 275/2023-4 , the Fourth Board of Appeal of […]
Only a few months after taking over Twitter, its new boss, Elon Musk, has decided to make a momentous shift […]
From “electric” to “alcoholic” is a short step. At least many people in faraway China must have thought so, when […]
The new iPhone? It will not be “foldable” but… Flexible. This is the latest technological frontier that Apple is supposedly […]
The article was first published on the Kluwer Trademark Blog To which extent can the General Court review decisions by […]
The article was first published on the Kluwer Trademark Blog Since the introduction on 2019 of the filtering mechanism according […]
Fashion is fashion, whether we are talking about the ‘human’ world or the world of dolls, and takes no prisoners. […]
The article was first published on the Kluwer Trademark Blog It is understandable why (most) trademarks owners do not like […]
This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Daily The Italian Court of Cassation has issued an intriguing ruling on […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) often makes the front pages of newspapers, sometimes with social or political news, such as the blocking […]
The context: the AFL Championship and Cinderella Tasmania The AFL (Australian Football League) is the only fully professional competition in […]
The 2023 Formula One season may be off to a slow start, with standings that do not smile on the […]
The technological revolution leading the current historical period has ushered in a new era, that of Artificial Intelligence. Studies on […]
While Italy divides itself debating the ethics of so-called synthetic meat, with Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida‘s clear “NO” to its […]
This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Daily In Fidia Farmaceutici SpA v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) […]
The Court of the European Union recognizes all the reasons of the Bolgheri Consortium in the case againstthe Bulgarian trademark […]
A recent decision of the EUIPO’s Fourth Board of Appeal (BOA) dealing with conversion deserves a closer look at this instrument, and at the practice of the EUIPO relating to conversion (decision of September 26, 2022, Case R 1241/2020-4).
This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Daily With Ministerial Decree No 180/2022, which entered into force on 29 […]
This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in (November 2022). For further information, please go […]
Introduction: With Ministerial Decree no. 180/2022 (published in the Official Gazette on 29.11.2022), the Italian Government has completed the regulation […]
This article first appeared in World Intellectual Property Review, published by Newton Media Ltd. Italians can look forward to a […]
The article was first published on the Kluwer Trademark Blog So you finally got your trademark registration and now you […]
he EU trademark law system does not have, unlike the US, a legal concept of “incontestability”. Instead, it has “acquiescence”, a defence against invalidity or infringement actions which can be raised against the owner of an earlier mark who has acquiesced, for a period of five successive years, in the use of a later registered trademark (applied in good faith) while being aware of such use and indeed the registration of the later mark.
The article was first published on World Intellectual Property Review Most of the IP world knows what happened in case […]
The article was first published on the Kluwer Trademark Blog When a IP court awards the winning party the reimbursement […]
In Worldwide Machinery Ltd v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T‑316/21), the General Court has confirmed that trademark holders have a variety of flexible means at their disposal to show sufficient, genuine use, including circumstances subsequent or prior to the relevant timeframe.
On April 6, 2022, the Italian government presented a design of law (DDL) for changing the Italian Patent Code (CPI) which, once definitively approved by the Italian parliament, could change some aspects of the Italian patent attorney’s profession, aligning for some further aspects the Italian Patent Code with the European Patent Convention.