2009 November


NewsLetter 01_2009

SUMMARY

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW

Italian Parliament approves the «anti-infringement package»:

1. Delegation to the Government renewed for revision of the Code of Industrial Property (CIP): one year to introduce new provisions

2. New provisions of the Code which have already come into force: internal priority, the new interim regime for design and the procedural rules. No longer any risk of pending proceedings being adjudged unconstitutional

3. New criminal and administrative sanctions: light and shadows

Reform of civil proceedings: the Expertise has changed in patent matters too

Interpretation of EC Directive 98/71 […]