|ITALY – TRADEMARK LEGISLATION UPDATE
A new administrative procedure is available in Italy to obtain the revocation or invalidity of a trademark registration by applying directly to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. (more)
|ITALY – TRADEMARK CASE LAW
The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that national law allows the registration of slogans as trademarks, but all registrability requirements, including distinctive character, must be satisfied as for any other kind of trademark. (more)
|EUROPEAN UNION – TRADEMARK CASE LAW
The Louboutin-Amazon judgement: change of course on liability of e-commerce platforms for trademark infringement?
In The Court of Justice of the EU has held, in its decision on the Louboutin-Amazon case, that the operator of an online e-commerce platform may be held liable for trademark infringement in certain circumstances; is this a change of course for the CJEU regarding liability of e-commerce platforms for trademark infringement? (more)
|EUROPEAN PATENTS – UPC UPDATE
The Unified Patent Court’s inauguration has been postponed until 1 June 2023, and the Sunrise period will begin on 1 March 2023; the postponement has not affected the decision of the European Patent Office (EPO) to start applying on 1 January 2023 the transitional measures encouraging an early uptake of the Unitary Patent. (more)
|EUROPEAN PATENTS – STUDIES
How inclusive is inventive activity in Europe? Are women scientists being denied equal opportunities?