Bulgarian trademark “Bolgaré”: the EU Court deems it evokes the “Bolgheri” P.D.O  

On March 23,2023, the EU Court decided to reject the “BOLGARÉ” trademark application for registration, filed by a Bulgarian company to distinguish wine and alcoholic beverages, as it was considered to be evocative of the protected origin denomination (PDO) “Bolgheri”. The Case The Consortium protecting the designation of origin of the wines Bolgheri and Bolgheri […]

Burberry trademark in the metaverse: the EUIPO rejects the NFTs application for registration

The decision issued on 8th February 2023 by the EUIPO partially rejected the registration application of the figurative trademark reproducing Burberry’s well-known red and black checked pattern, submitted by the fashion Maison itself to distinguish goods and services in the metaverse. Burberry and Metaverse  In 2022 Burberry filed its own checked motive as figurative trademark, […]

Protection of a Tv format: how important is the deposit at SIAE?

With decision no. 3833/2023 of 8 March 2023, the Court of Rome expressed itself again on the protection of a tv format, recalling the most recent jurisprudential findings and providing a new interpretation of the importance of the deposit at SIAE to protect copyright. The case An employee of the publishing group Gambero Rosso, hired […]

Patents: 2,5% of applications received by EPO comes from Italy

On January 30 2023, the European Patent Office (EPO) published the latest report on trends related to the innovation field. The report shows that the number of patent applications received by EPO is rapidly growing, with a total of 193,460 patent applications in 2022, that is an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous year. […]