Posted by Laura Ercoli on Monday June 25th, 2018

SIBprima June 2018 – Patentability of antibodies for therapeutic use – Proposed SPC waiver – Italy implements EU Directive on trade secrets – Trademarks registered in bad faith

Patenting antibodies for therapeutic use in Europe
EUROPEAN PATENTS – CASE LAW

When are antibodies for therapeutic use patentable in Europe?

An article co-authored by our partner Claudio Germinario, published in May 2018 by Nature Biotechnology, explains clearly, schematically and in practical terms the general guidelines on the patentability in Europe of inventions arising from research in the field of poly- and mono-clonal antibodies. (more)

EUROPEAN UNION – LEGISLATION UPDATE

European Commission proposes SPC waiver

The European Commission has proposed the introduction of an SPC waiver aiming to make European Union-based generic and biosimilar manufacturers more competitive on the global market; there is concern that the changing patent protection rules for medicinal products could hurt Europe’s ability to attract investors in medical and pharma research. (more)

SPC waiver
ITALY – LEGISLATION UPDATE

Italy implements EU Directive on trade secrets

Legislative Decree No. 63/2018 came into force on 22 June 2018, implementing into Italian law the European Union Directive No. 943/2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. (more)

TRADEMARKS IN ITALY – CASE LAW

Italian Supreme Court rules on registration of trademarks in bad faith in Radio Vicenza

The Italian Supreme Court has confirmed that Article 19 (2) of the Industrial Property Code prohibiting registration of trademarks in bad faith does not apply to the registration of abandoned trademarks that have ceased to produce effects. (more)

Trademark registration in bad faith Italy
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INTA TMAP in Orlando, MARQUES Annual Meeting in Paris, AIPPI World Congress in Cancun…
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RECOGNITIONS

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SIB is the only Italian IP firm that has been ranked in Tier 1 for trademark prosecution for 13 years in row by the IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property World Survey.

Most major international IP surveys rank SIB every year.

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