Invalidity of a trademark filed in bad faith

The EUIPO Board of Appeal has recently clarified, in the course of proceedings No. T-273/19, certain aspects related to the filing of a trademark in bad faith. The need for such clarification rose in the face of the action for invalidity proposed in 2015 by a company against a European Union trademark filed and registered […]

Amazon responsible for online sales

With the recent order of October 19th 2020, the Milan Business Court recognized Amazon as an active hosting provider, condemning the platform manager as a precautionary measure to immediately cease the promotion and sale of some luxury products. The case concerned the presence on the well-known marketplace of some cosmetic and perfumery products bearing several […]

Court of Justice of the EU: it is prohibited the reproduction of the shape and appearance of a PDO product

The reproduction of the shape or appearance of a product protected by a PDO is prohibited if such reproduction may mislead the consumer as to the true origin of the product. This is the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (hereafter the EU Court) ruling in case C490/19 concerning the request […]

Right to be forgotten and search engines

The European Data Protection Board Guidelines 5/2019, in their version 2.0 updated as of July 7, 2020, focus on the issue of the right to be forgotten in cases concerning search engines and therefore, of the so-called “right to delist“. The EDPB states that the delisting involves the deletion only of the specific content concerning […]