29 november 2017
ITALY JURISDICTION REPORT: THE GREATER ROLE OF TRADE SECRETS
The importance of trade secrets is well known in the world of IP.
06 november 2017
GRAPES OF WRATH: COEXISTENCE OF UNREGISTERED MARKS IN THE WINE INDUSTRY
Juggling the coexistence of registered and unregistered trademark rights on Italian family names in the wine industry is a centuries-old practice which the courts appear uninterested in changing
29 september 2017
OCTOBER 1: RADICAL CHANGES IN THE EUIPO SYSTEM
The process of radical changes in the EUIPO system is having its peak from October 1 on.
In fact, the second part of the Amending Regulation of the European Union trade mark will come into force then.
25 september 2017
ITALY'S ROBUST IMAGE RIGHTS REGIME
31 august 2017
FAME IS NO PROTECTION FOR LAMBRETTA
Seventy years have passed since the first Lambretta motorcycle was manufactured in Lambrate, a northeastern district of Milan that owes its name to the Lambro River in the area.
23 june 2017
DESIGN DISCLOSURE IN THE FACEBOOK ERA
A recent European Court of Justice decision on the disclosure threshold for registered designs has
sparked much interest in Italy, given that trade dress in Italy is protected via registered designs
19 may 2017
BUGNION JOURNAL - LAST ISSUE
10 may 2017
WTR YEARBOOK 2017/2018 A GLOBAL GUIDE FOR PRACTITIONERS
This article provides trademark practitioners and legal professionals with a simple guide to Italian trademark law, procedures and enforcement strategies...
01 may 2017
SEEKING THE GOLD STANDARD IN EPO AMENDMENTS
Marco Lissandrini of Bugnion investigates the complicated question of permissible modifications to European patents and patent applications ...
26 april 2017
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING .IT DOMAIN ...
25 april 2017
GENERAL COURT DECIDES WHICH REGENT REIGNS SUPREME
In a March 28 2017 decision (Regent University v EUIPO, Case T-538/15), the General Court confirmed the likelihood of confusion between the word mark REGENT UNIVERSITY and the figurative mark REGENT'S COLLEGE LONDON for identical services in Class 41.
30 march 2017
EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT REMEDIES
In Italy, very effective precautionary procedures and remedies are at the disposal of IP owners to ensure a rapid protection of their rights...
28 february 2017
ITALY: ANTI-COUNTERFEITING RAID NETS ORGANISED CRIMINALS
23 february 2017
UPC AND UP - A TURNING POINT?
07 january 2017
GIUSEPPE RIGHETTI, FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
04 january 2017
WHEN OILS AIN'T OILS
Olive oil is one of the most renowned Italian food products and Italy is an important international stakeholder in the olive oil trade...