Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

Certifying Made in Italy: the TrackIT blockchain project

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Made in Italy is the first global distinctive sign using blockchain technology to certify the origin of the products and to trace the relative production phases. In particular, there are many governmental initiatives in force aimed to achieve an always higher protection of the sign at issue. A good example is the one represented by […]

Design and Component Part of a Complex Product: the Decision of the General Court

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The General Court of the European Union, with decision of 22nd March 2023, ruled on the validity of the following community design registered with number 1202122-0001: Having as object an electrode constituting part of a welding torch, thus providing interesting insights on what can be qualified as “component part of a complex product” pursuant to […]

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

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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 […]