Con decisione dell’8 aprile 2022, l’EUIPO ha rigettato la domanda di un marchio 3D costituito dalla figura di un cavallofornendo precise indicazioni sugli argomenti e le prove a sostegno del carattere distintivo di un marchio tridimensionale nel settore delle giostre, dell’intrattenimento e dei giochi.

Secondo l’EUIPO, la domanda di marchio in oggetto non

Con una recente decisione del 22 gennaio 2021, la Divisione di Opposizione dell’EUIPO ha chiarito quali siano le prove più idonee a dimostrare la notorietà di un marchio.

Fatti del procedimento

Nella primavera del 2020, un’azienda italiana, attiva nel settore fashion e titolare del segno “PLEASE”, presentava opposizione contro la domanda di marchio “PLEASE DON’T

Con decisione del 29 gennaio 2020 (causa C‑371/18), la Corte di Giustizia ha stabilito che un marchio che rivendichi prodotti e servizi “ampi” (come ad esempio “software per computer”) non può essere dichiarato totalmente o parzialmente nullo ed ha anche chiarito e limitato le circostanze per cui un marchio possa essere dichiarato nullo per

Back in January of this year, the Commercial Chamber of the Milan Court issued an interesting order in the preliminary injunction proceedings instigated by Pest Control Office Limited against 24 Ore Cultura s.r.l., the organizer of an “unauthorized” exhibition of Banksy works of art owned by private collectors – The art of Banksy.

The existence of a selective distribution network may be included among the ‘legitimate reasons’ for not exhausting trademark rights, provided that it complies with antitrust law, the trademarked product is a luxury item and there is a real harm to the image of prestige the manufacturer seeks to maintain through the adoption of a selective

A landmark decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued on 6 December 2017 confirmed that a supplier of luxury goods may prohibit authorised retailers part of a selective distribution system from selling its products on third party e-commerce platforms.[1]

In the case at issue the request for a preliminary ruling was submitted

Impero Uomo.JPGThe legal principle that minor differences to a weak mark can have a significant impact on the likelihood of a finding of no confusion was reaffirmed with a recent decision by the First Section of the Italian Supreme Court (Order No. 28818/2017).

Continue Reading The Likelihood of confusion: Even descriptive elements can exclude confusion for Weak Trademarks.

Immagine 2.pngOn 1 October 2017, an additional set of rules concerning EU trademarks under EU Regulation 2015/2424 amending EU Regulation 207/2009, and codified under EU Regulation 2017/1001 (hereinafter EUTMR), came into effect.

The former provisions required that, in order to obtain registration, a trademark had to be capable of: i) being represented graphically; ii) distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.

By abolishing the requirement of graphical representation, the reform aims at facilitating the registration of non-traditional trademarks such as sound, colour, pattern, motion, multimedia and hologram marks.

Continue Reading Registering non-traditional trademarks under the new EU provisions

The famous Italian luxury brand Ferragamo has recently won a case before the Court of Milan (judgement no. 7940/2017) concerning counterfeiting of its signature metallic-plate-ribbon applied at the tip of the “Vara” shoes, as shown in the image below.


The Florentine maison was taken to Court by two Chinese footwear shops owners located in Milan’s Chinatown; they requested a declaration of non-infringement for their products represented below.

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Continue Reading No matter how rough, it is still counterfeiting!