Last update: 09/16/2019

Copyright  16/09/2019

The Pope Claims Copyright


Unfair competition  13/09/2019

Parmigiano Reggiano vs Parmesan


Unfair competition  22/07/2019

Hello Kitty breaches European Union competition rules



Hashtag as a trade mark


Counterfeiting  15/07/2019

Fight against counterfeiting: Amazon introduces the Transparency code

Fight against counterfeiting: Amazon introduces the Transparency code [More...]


Brazil joins WIPO's International Trademark System



"Ac" trademark - Marriott loses lawsuit against Milan


Trade Mark  24/06/2019

Adidas loses the "three stripes" trademark



Historical trademark of national interest



David Beckham VS Inter



The "beatles" and "the beatles" brands have an important reputation



EPO acts as research authority for national patent applications


Copyright  16/04/2019

Green light by the Council to the Copyright Reform



Switzerland votes for the introduction of the Patent Box



Toyota: over 20.000 patents granted free of charge until 2030



Entry into force of Legislative Decree no. 15/2019, amending Italian Industrial Property Code (CPI)



Breaking news Brexit


Copyright  26/03/2019

Copyright reform approved today



The Republic of San Marino joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations



Geronimo Stilton ends up in court


Copyright  21/02/2019

First judgment on copyright matters - Mediaset vs Facebook


Copyright  18/02/2019

Copyright reform: finally found the agreement on the new directive



Save Our (red) Sole!


Trade Mark  11/02/2019

Fast track procedure for Italian trademarks


Domain Names  05/02/2019

Brexit and the future of the .eu domain name extensions



Ferrari in pole position in Brand Fiance's ranking



Mc Donald's loses lawsuit on the Big Mac brand



Hakuna Matata or "no worries" could cause some concerns for Disney



Carlton Banks VS Fortnite


Trade Mark  04/12/2018

Major changes to the Trademarks Act in Canada



Malawi has joined the Madrid Protocol; membership will be effective on December 25, 2108.



The Republic of San Marino joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations



Collective trademark for italian craft beers


Copyright  08/10/2018

Led Zeppelin accused of plagiarism in the riff of Stairway to Heaven



Peppa Pig, another victim of the "trademark squatting" in China


Counterfeiting  24/09/2018

Big seizure of counterfeit shoes in Palermo



Brexit on hold?


Copyright  10/09/2018

EU Copyright reform



Intellectual Property in the kitchen



Montepulciano d'Abruzzo turns 50 and becomes a registered trademark

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo turns 50 and becomes a registered trademark[More...]


Switzerland in pole position


Copyright  05/07/2018

Update on EU Copyright reform



Play-Doh’s scent: now it's a registered trademark in the U.S.



China dominates the World Cup (...of the trademarks)



Louboutin and the Pantone Red color n. 18.1663TP


Unfair competition  30/05/2018

A verdict that brings a “patent war” finally into its final stages

In the Apple vs Samsung Patent Case, the jury establishes a compensation of $ 539 million [More...]


Brexit and Domain name


Patent  16/05/2018

Fast- track examination Brazilian Patent applications



Nestlé pays $7.15 billion to license Starbucks products



Afghanistan Joins Madrid Protocol




The tutor on the motorway network must be removed and destroyed...[More...]

Counterfeiting  26/03/2018

New online gateway for the surveillance of counterfeit products in Dubai.



UK joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations


Patent  12/03/2018

EPO (European Patent Office) presented the 2017 report

Italy is in first place for the increase of requests[More...]

Trade Mark  06/03/2018

Apple fails with an opposition against the registration of a Japanese trademark named “Apple Assist Center



Facebook vs Climbook

...when Facebook decided to take legal action to remove the name of Climbook...[More...]


A wedding planner company tried to sell 'Blue Ivy' rights to Bejoncé for $10 million

The notorious couple of singers have been locked in a legal battle to register the trademark Blue Ivy Carter, the name of their five-year-old daughter against Blue Ivy owned by Ms. Victoria Morales, wedding planner[More...]


Deisel, the real - fake brand signed Renzo Rosso

Mr. Diesel's genius idea to open a shop in Chinatown where they sold jeans and sweatshirts that look like counterfeits.[More...]


Amazon's ultrasonic wristbands

There are clearly conflicting opinions on these bracelets...[More...]

Counterfeiting  29/01/2018

Parmigiano vs Parmesan

The EU Commission has given the green light to the possibility of registering trademarks in the name of Parmesan in Japan[More...]

Trade Mark  23/01/2018

Maasai warriors fight for their brand

Mr. Tialolo is educating the Maasai community in Kenya and Tanzania about the value of their brand[More...]

Trade Mark  05/12/2017

Trademark registered by the LTC in 1998.

The London Taxi Company (LTC) launched in 2006 a lawsuit against Frazer-Nash and Ecotive, companies that are working together to launch an electric taxi called "Metrocab" on the market.[More...]

Trade Mark  03/11/2017

Ritter Sport and its square chocolate bar

Ritter Sport and its square chocolate bar[More...]

Patent  20/10/2017

14 pharmaceutical patents will soon lapse

By the end of 2017, 14 pharmaceutical (i.e. Cialis, main Viagra's competiror) patents will soon lapse[More...]

Copyright  12/10/2017

Yoko Ono Vs John Lemon

Yoko Ono threats a legal action against Mr. Lemonade Alternative Drinks for the "JOHN LEMON" lemonade.[More...]

Patent  09/03/2017

Italy patents

Italy results at 10° position with more than 4,000 patent applications[More...]

Trade Mark  13/01/2017

Brunei Darussalam Joins Madrid Protocol

Brunei Darussalam has joined the Madrid Protocol [More...]

Trade Mark  08/07/2016


McDonald’s was able to obtain the rejection of the trademark application “Maccoffee”..[More...]

Internet  07/06/2016

Google defeats Oracle for Java’s use

An appeal by Oracle will probably follow.[More...]

Trade Mark  23/05/2016

Iphone has become a leather industry trademark in China.

The Chinese company Xintong Tiandi - specialized in leather production – has won a lawsuit against Apple in regard of the use of the trademark “Iphone” for.. leather goods.[More...]

Counterfeiting  02/05/2016

Sunday 1 May Last saw the entrance into force of the substantial Provisions of the Union Custom Code.


Copyright  14/03/2016

Reproducing paintings without the author’s signature is illicit.


Trade Mark  01/03/2016

New evaluating parameters for trademarks presenting ideograms in China.


Counterfeiting  11/02/2016

Don’t mess with Wine in Italy.


Trade Mark  03/02/2016

Trademark opposition procedure in Mexico


Trade Mark  27/01/2016

Italian Supreme Court claims Buddha as non distinctive.



Nespresso press charges against an Israeli coffee company


Trade Mark  18/01/2016

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Vs Guangzhou Fuyn

The Chinese court of Guangzhou recently ruled against Guangzhou Fuyin[More...]

Patent  22/12/2015

Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel

US trademark office[More...]

Trade Mark  16/12/2015

Moncler wins lawsuit and China compensates damages for Trademark Infringement

China has always been a hot topic for Fashion-Style companies[More...]

Trade Mark  29/10/2015

Ford has secured well-known status for its trademark in Russia.

Ford has secured well-known status for its trademark in Russia, despite its application was initially rejected because, according to Rospatent, the company's evidence only cited names and addresses of dealerships and nothing about its operations.[More...]

Patent  22/10/2015

European Commission formalises Italy’s accession to the unitary patent

The participation of Italy in enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection authorised by Decision 2011/167/EU is confirmed[More...]

Trade Mark  08/10/2015


DC Comics Vs Mark Towle[More...]

Trade Mark  28/09/2015

A bitter verdict for the king of sweets Haribo

Despite almost 100 years of gummy bears (“Goldbären”) production[More...]

Patent  24/09/2015

World Intellectual Property Indicators

WIPO published the "World Intellectual Property Indicators" [More...]

Patent  22/09/2015


Italy has at last officially announced its participation to the reinforced cooperation on the European Patent with unitary effect[More...]

Copyright  01/09/2015



Trade Mark  28/08/2015

Algeria became part of Madrid Protocol

On July 31, 2015, Algeria deposited with the WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol.[More...]

Trade Mark  31/07/2015

CE (China Export)

“The trademark CE (China Export) induce consumers into thinking that certain products follows the European standard”[More...]

Copyright  16/07/2015

Facebook photos and intellectual property rights

Facebook photos and intellectual property rights[More...]

Patent  03/07/2015

How space agency NASA finances its programs: selling patents experimented in space for commercial application.

How space agency NASA finances its programs: selling patents experimented in space for commercial application.[More...]

Trade Mark  25/06/2015


The General court denies the appeal of Lego’s competitor Best Lock and confirms the registration of LEGO® figures.[More...]

Trade Mark  16/06/2015

The ECJ breaks Kit Kat

European Courts of Justice (ECJ) C-215/14 [More...]

Trade Mark  22/05/2015

Louis Vuitton loses battle

Louis Vuitton loses battle over signature chequered pattern as EU ruling cancels two of the brand's registered trademark[More...]

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