2004 January


NewsLetter 01_2004

SUMMARY
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW

Approved by the Italian Government a Decree scheme for the Industrial Property Code
The Court of Cassation states that post-sale confusion is also relevant in assessing criminal trade mark infringement
A hotly debated Court of Cassation ruling on actions seeking a negative finding of patent infringement

THE CASE

A recent ruling extends protection of trade secrets in Italy (Court of Brescia, interim ruling 22 April 2004) – full text of the decision translated into English

THE ARTICLE

Trade Marks Having a Reputation Following the Adidas […]