The judgment on the validity of the patent prevails on the judgment of the infringement thereof

The Court of Appeal, with decision no. 15339 of 25 July 2016, has expressed its opinion regarding the relation between different law suits relative to the validity of a patent and the infringement thereof. In particular, the case submitted to the Judges of legitimacy concerned the relation between an infringement judgment, with only a secondary […]

D-Nest IIE 16 Official Program

The program of “D-nest International Inventors Exhibition 2016” October 13 11:00 am – Sala Leonardo – Opening Ceremony with presentation of D-nest Project(Gramola/Cristani) 12:30 am – Inaugural aperitif 2:30 pm – Sala Galileo – “Tutelare un’idea” (Studio Porto4 – Giovanni Brancalion, lawyer) 3:00/5:00 pm – Sala Leonardo – Wearable Tecnologies (Venice Design Week) 4:30 pm – Sala Galileo – EU […]

The object of the patent is identified by the claims

With the sentence n. 10335 of May 19 th 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in relation to the importance of the claims to define the object of the patent. The case examined by the Supreme Court saw as opposing parties two companies (X and Y) regarding the validity of the Italian patent and the Italian […]

Secondary Meaning: It’s possible to record as a brand a word of generic use

It’s possible to record as a brand a word of generic use if following the use has purchased a distinctive character. A mark without a distinctive ability can subsequently acquire it because of the elevated commercial diffusion and of the activities of publicizing that can radically turn the distinctive perception of the sign into the […]

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