Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

Louboutin vs Amazon: the Court of Justice clarifies the responsibility of the provider in case of infringement 

responsibility of the provider - Louboutin vs Amazon

The European Court of Justice by decision 22 December 2022 (joined cases C-148/21 and C-184/21) clarified the notion of “use” of a trademark on the online market, redefining the boundaries of the responsibility of the provider of the marketplace for the illicit use of the trademarks of others. The Court expressed itself following the referral […]

The New Invalidity and Revocation Administrative Procedure for Italian Trademarks 

New Invalidity and Revocation Administrative Procedure for Italian Trademarks

As of 29th December 2022, it is possible to start the new administrative procedure to assess the revocation and to request the invalidity of a currently valid registered Italian trademark before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. The new administrative procedure pairs the traditional judicial procedure aiming at simplifying and speeding the resolution of disputes […]

Ferrari, Twingo and revenge song: the EUIPO enters between Shakira and Piquè

well-known trademarks in songs

“Cambiaste un Ferrari por un Twingo  Cambiaste un Rolex por un Casio” These are the verses of the new single of the famous Colombian singer which, in only 5 days, have reached hundreds of thousands of views all over the world. The song is a clear attack to the ex-partner Gerard Piqué – who has […]

The registration of a domain name identical to the one of an inactive website may constitute infringement

domain name

The Court of Florence, with decision no. 2920/2022 of 19th October 2022, expressed itself on unfair competition, re-stating the unity principle of the distinctive signs. The case concerned a dispute born between two companies operating in the field of shipping and both with signs substantially identical. In particular, it appeared that the first company was […]