2015 agosto

IP REPORT_August 2015

Protection of GIs and conflict with trademarks in traditional and online markets

Recent developments in Italian case law

Two important decisions on geographical indications (GIs) have been issued in 2015 that further strengthen the protection of GIs in Italy. However, these decisions also highlight the importance of using the appropriate defence strategies, as the respective outcome largely depended on the claims that the parties presented.

In Decision 2828 (February 12 2015) the Supreme Court of Cassation considered the alleged infringement of the GI ‘Felino’, which refers to a particular kind of salami manufactured in the Parma […]