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Reward to employee for patents

The Italian Supreme Court confirmed that an employee who developed an invention, without this falling within his specific duties, is entitled to a fair reward even if the patent was transferred by his company to [...]

2022-12-27T09:58:58+00:0027 December 2022|

ITALY – important news

December 29, 2022 is the date of entry into force of the regulation which allows for the presentation of trademark nullity or forfeiture actions  before the Trademark Office (UIBM). It will always be possible to [...]

2022-12-09T09:44:56+00:009 December 2022|


The local government informs that from 1st January 2023, Kenyan importers will have to record the brands that distinguish the imported products in a register kept by the Anti-Counterfeit Authority ("ACA"). The ACA should review [...]

2022-12-09T09:10:35+00:009 December 2022|

The Rabbit roars

In Switzerland, a dispute between bunnies that began in 2018 has concluded. The Swiss Supreme Court, in fact, decided that the chocolate bunny sold by Lidl since years can be confused with the three-dimensional registered [...]

2022-11-28T10:01:45+00:0028 November 2022|

Canada – When word are useless…

We like showing you a case that illustrates that autonomous protection of the distinctive elements of your “communication” can solve difficult situations. The Coco Cola Company opposed to the registration  in Canada of the trademark  [...]

2022-10-25T09:59:04+00:0025 October 2022|

Art in commercial communication

You need to pay attention when representing of famous artworks in commercial communication and in distinctive signs: in fact, a recent ruling by the Court of Florence clarifies that the image of a artwork for [...]

2022-09-21T15:29:50+00:0021 September 2022|

Trademarks in Lebanon

A recent provision requires the sworn translation into Arabic of words not in Arabic forming a mark to be registered (including those marks formed by a mix of non-Arabic words). If so, it is advisable [...]

2022-06-06T07:34:20+00:006 June 2022|