2005 October


NewsLetter 02_2005

SUMMARY
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW
The new civil process and revision of the IPIndustrial Property Code: what’s changed and what is going to change for IP cases
Protection against infringement has been strengthened: more stringent penalties for infringers and new administrative sanctions for those purchasing counterfeit goods
The Court of Cassation clarifies the transitory system for trade marks having a reputation

THE CASE

The “extended” protection for trade marks having a reputation may not be invoked against those who lawfully used an identical or similar trade mark prior to extension of […]