2005 March


NewsLetter 01_2005

SUMMARY
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW
The Industrial Property Code has been approved: it will come into force in two stages with possible revisions within a year – the principal new points
Using trade marks which may be linked to smoking products for non-smoking products is ruled unlawful by the Court of Cassation
The Court of Cassation further clarifies the details of agreements of co-existence between trade marks

THECASE
It is lawful to advertise as “patented” a good for which a patent application has not yet resulted in grant of a patent […]