The hissing goes away

The advent of the electric car also has effects on corporate brands. In recent months, Porsche has tried to record the hiss generated by its electric model when accelerating. However, the EUIPO rejected it for [...]

2023-09-26T21:06:10+00:0026 September 2023|

Amendment of the Italian Industrial Property Code

The draft law amending the Industrial Property Code has been definitively approved. The reform pursues the strengthening of the competitiveness of the country's economic system, the protection of industrial property and the administrative simplification and [...]

2023-07-27T12:16:56+00:0027 July 2023|

Italian cultural heritage and IP

With Decree dated 04.11.2023, the Minister of Culture intervened on the subject by publishing the "Guidelines for the determination of the minimum amounts of fees and considerations for the concession of use of the goods [...]

2023-06-16T16:07:39+00:0016 June 2023|

Libya update – Trademarks

Since November 2022, the Libyan Trademark Office had stopped processing the files and accepting new applications of foreign Applicants, limiting itself to managing cases in which the Applicant was Libyan. Since 28 May 2023 it [...]

2023-06-07T13:38:15+00:007 June 2023|

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|