04. Upcoming Newsletter


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 […]

NewsLetter 01_2008

SUMMARY

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW

The High Commissioner for the Fight against Infringement ceases its activity, bequeathing the new government a systematic proposal for strengthening the protection of IP rights which is currently being debated in Parliament

Another procedural rule of the Code of Industrial Property (CIP) has been adjudged unconstitutional: actions into the merits at risk without the legislative intervention proposed by the High Commissioner

From 1 July 2008 European search report also for Italian patent applications, at no cost to the applicant

Three important decisions of the Courts of Milan and Monza […]

NewsLetter 02_2007

SUMMARY

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW

The «anti-infringement package» examined in Parliament. Renewal of the delegation for revision of the Code of Industrial Property (CIP) also under appraisal

EPC 2000 ratified in Italy: new rules for European patents

Implementation in Italy of EC Directive 2005/29 on unfair commercial practices

Ministerial Decree 3 October 2007 introduces prior art searches for Italian patents, making the EPO the competent authority for conducting such searches, but also contains a questionable rule on lapse

The Senate approves a Bill to reintroduce the Company Procedure for IP cases

NewsLetter 01_2007

SUMMARY
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITALIAN IP LAW
The Italian Constitutional Court cancels the company procedure from IP cases
Industrial design: 70 year copyright protection – but only for works subsequent to 2001. The restriction, however, appears to be unconstitutional
Patent duties in Italy: implementation decree issued
Protection of Made in Italy: new provisions under examination in Parliament

THE CASE
Publicly claiming that a Court finding of infringement has been issued when, in actual fact, a description has simply been ordered is an act of unfair competition (Court of Venice, interim order 21 March 2007) – The […]