Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

Even trademarks show interest in the climate change and become “green”

green trademarks

Climate change is becoming more and more a debated topic within the European Union. On this matter, the EU Commission promised to create a European “Green Deal” with the aim to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, through the creation of new technologies, the introduction of new goods and services on the […]

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, […]

Coexistence Agreement and Successors: the Decision of the Court of Palermo

A company dealing with coffee production and distribution sued, before the Court of Palermo, a joint-stock company operating in the same commodities sector asking to ascertain and declare that the latter was constrained by a coexistence agreement undersigned, at the time, by two sole proprietorships that the two companies, partied involved, had then succeeded. By […]