Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

EUIPO Report on intellectual property rights infringement


According to the recent report published by EUIPO (European Intellectual Property Office) on June the 10th 2020, the infringement of intellectual property rights continues to have an important impact on social and economic level in the entire European Union, favoring criminality. The infringement on IP rights entails for EU governments a loss estimated around 15 billion […]

Responsibility of a private individual who buys counterfeit goods from abroad


The European Court of Justice, deciding on the case C-772/18, has established an important principle on the matter of a person buying counterfeit products. The Court stated that the purchase of goods bearing a counterfeit trademark – clearly not for private use – must be regarded as “a use of the trade mark in the […]

The storage of goods with counterfeit marks is not always unlawful


The e-commerce hosting company stocking goods for third-party companies that infringe trademarks rights of others is not liable for the trademark infringement if it is unaware of it. This was stated by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) with judgment of April 2nd 2020 case C-567/18. The case started from the action brought by a […]

Opening of the Italian Register of historic marks of national interest

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Starting from the 16th of April 2020, it will be finally possible to apply to register an owned trademark in the Official Italian register of historic marks of national interest. The owner of the mark or its exclusive licensee can file the request with a telematic application to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. Regularly […]