Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

Assessment of post-sale confusion about renowned trade marks


In providing a judgement on the counterfeiting character of a trademark, account must be taken not only of the “direct” confusability arising when purchasing the counterfeit product, but also of the subsequent confusability realized when actually using the goods. (so-called post sale confusion). This was reiterated by the Court of Milan, and more specifically by […]

WIPO publishes global indexes of intellectual property. In 2016 China is at the top for received applications.


In December 2017 WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) published its new annual survey on global indexes of intellectual property activities referred to previous years. According to published data, an increase of patent (8,3%), trademark (16,4%), design (10,4%) applications occurred in 2016, thus showing a more increasing awareness of the importance of investments in intangible assets […]

Preventing a distributor from selling on Amazon is possible but only at certain conditions


First of all it is important to say that in Europe all the agreement limiting the free circulation of goods and, as a consequence, all the conditions limiting the territory or the clients to which a distributor can sell its own products are forbidden. Therefore, if a producer contracts with a French or Spanish distributor, […]

New incentives to SMEs by Veneto regional government to purchase services for innovation


Within the framework of Regional Operational Program POR FESR 2014-2020, Veneto regional government council has approved a new announcement for the implementation of Action 1.1.2 “Support to the purchase of services for technological, strategic, organizational and commercial innovation of companies”, aimed at supporting micro, small and medium enterprises with an active operating center in Veneto. […]

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