Category Archives: Trademarks & Design

The protection of the trademark of a political party

trademark of a political party

The Court of Rome section XVII specialized in corporate matters, with the order of December 16th 2021 made important clarifications in relation to the minimum requirements necessary to protect the trademark of a political party. Giving that there is not a specific discipline on the matter, to this day the jurisprudence provides the possibility for the trademark […]

The advertising slogan containing third-party famous trademarks cannot be protected

advertising slogan

With the recent sentence of March 14th 2022 no. 8276, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation stated that an advertising slogan referring to particularly well-known trademarks cannot be protected by copyright. The case The case concerned the advertising slogan “500% FIAT”, designed and filed before the SIAE as an original work by someone who was […]

 The trademark “Diego Maradona” disputed on the razor’s edge of transcriptions  

transfer of trademark Diego Maradona

The EUIPO Boards of Appeal has recently decided on a rather complex case (Case R 755/2021-1) having as object the right to register the transfer of the ownership of the trademark “Diego Maradona” no. 2243947 registered in name of the famous football player. The case The case was brought by the company Sattvica, S.A.  which asked […]

When the product is also a work of art

when a product can be considered a work of art

With sentence of December 13th 2021, no. 10280/2021, the Court of Milan – by listing the criteria able to distinguish a successful product from a work of art – pointed out when a product destined to be on the market has artistic value. The case concerned the counterfeiting of a popular handbag created by the […]