Posted by Laura Ercoli on Monday April 15th, 2019

SIBprima April 2019 – Italy’s new trademark rules – Italy and the unitary patent – Chiara Ferragni’s EU trademark – Patenting nanotech

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TRADEMARKS IN TALY

The Italian implementation of the EU trademark directive in a nutshell

Italian provisions implementing EU Trademark Directive 2015/2436 came into force on 23 March 2019; the most noteworthy changes essentially strengthen the rights of trademark owners vis-à-vis later trademark applications and registrations in Italy. (more)

ITALY AND THE UNITARY PATENT

Italy completes implementation of unitary patent laws – but unitary patent is not in force

Provisions implementing EU Trademark Directive 2015/2436 into Italian law came into force on 23 March 2019; the most noteworthy changes essentially enhance the rights of trademark owners vis-à-vis later trademark applications and registrations in Italy. (more)

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“Chiara Ferragni” trademark is registrable: no confusion with “Chiara”

Figurative EU trademark “CHIARA FERRAGNI” with a stylised eye is not likely to be confused with earlier Benelux word trademark “CHIARA”: the General Court has annulled the EUIPO’s ruling that denied registration for fashion blogger’s sign. (more)

PUBLICATIONS

Patent protection of nanotechnological inventions: the European view, by Claudio Germinario

In his contribution to the recently published volume “Bionanotechnology to Save the Environment”, SIB partner Claudio Germinario relies on EPO case law to illustrate how the requirements of novelty, inventive step, industrial applicability, clarity and sufficiency of disclosure apply in the nanotechnological platform. (more)

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 Italy Patent Attorney firm of the year 2019 RECOGNITIONS

Italy Patent Attorney Firm of the Year 2019

We thank our clients and associates for this recognition. Want to know which other recognitions we have won so far in 2019? (more)

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