On September 4 2013 the Milan Court of Appeal (Specialised Company and IP Division) issued a landmark decision in which it ordered the revocation for non-use of the famous LAMBRETTA trademark for motorcycles (the reasoning for the decision was published at a later date).
LAMBRETTA had been one of the main trademarks in the Italian mechanical sector since the Second World War, when it was launched to designate a scooter which for many years was the main competitor of the Vespa scooter (still produced by Piaggio). Use of the LAMBRETTA mark by the original owner (Innocenti, which […]
Unified Patent Court e brevetto unitario: al di là delle polemiche è necessario prepararsi
È ormai da ben più di un quarto di secolo che si lavora alla costruzione di un Brevetto Unitario per l’intero territorio dell’Unione Europea (come è noto, l’attuale Brevetto Europeo è infatti solo un fascio di brevetti nazionali, concesso unitariamente ma poi “nazionalizzato” in ciascuno Stato a cui il titolare voglia estenderlo, previa traduzione nella lingua locale, ed è quindi equiparato a un fascio di brevetti nazionali) e di una Corte Europea dei brevetti (la Unified Patent Court) che assicuri unita […]
On October 25 2013 the most important annual Italian conference in the field of IP law was held at the University of Parma, this year entitled “Furniture and IP Rights in Italy and China – registered and unregistered design, distinctive signs and shapes, and copyright in the largest market in the world”
The conference followed the successful IP fair held in Parma on September 30 2013. The conference saw the participation of many experts in the field, including both Italian and Chinese speakers. Several business representatives also shared their experiences.
One of the most debated topics of the conference […]