Posted by Laura Ercoli on Wednesday January 18th, 2017

SIBprima Jan. 2017 – Italian provisions on contributory infringement – EUIPO revised examination guidelines – EU and Italian case law

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ITALY – LEGISLATION UPDATE

Italian UPCA ratification law introduces provisions on contributory infringement

The Italian law ratifying the Unitary Patent Court Agreement has introduced specific provisions on contributory infringement into Italian legislation; a careful reading raises questions on the liability of third parties under the new law. (more)

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What’s new in the revised EU trademark examination guidelines

Changes in the revised EU trademark examination rules concern 3D trademark applications, priority and seniority claims as well as several aspects of the opposition procedure. (more)

EU TRADEMARK CASE LAW

Nestle’s KitKat 3-D trademark suffers blow: acquired distinctiveness to be proved throughout EU says General Court

The General Court of the European Union chastises the EUIPO for upholding the validity of Nestle’s “KitKat 4 fingers” chocolate bar 3-D trademark. (more)

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  ITALY – PATENT CASE LAW

Milan district court rules on patent limitation during validity proceedings in Thermorossi

In patent validity proceedings, the patent holder can exercise the right to amend disputed claims only before the hearing for the specification of the pleadings. (more)

RECOGNITIONS

Ranked in WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

Thank you for recommending us! We’ve been ranked in the WTR1000 2017 guide for the fourth year running. (more)

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