Friday, March 29, 2019
Figurative or Colour Mark – an important distinction for #trademark applications, 27 March 2019

On March 27, 2019, in Oy Hartwall Ab v Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus (C‑578/17), the #CJEU ruled on the relevance of the classification as a “colour mark” or “figurative mark” in trademark applications. The request for a preliminary ruling was submitted by the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland.
The applicant sought to register, with the Finnish Intellectual Property Office, a colour mark, which was represented by a colour drawing with the shape of a banner.
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Friday, March 8, 2019
The conflict between shape and sweets, according to the CJEU - 6 March 2019

On March 6, 2019, the CJEU ruled on the invalidity of a Community design based on an earlier figurative trademark in BMB v EUIPO - Ferrero (C-693/17P).
Both the registered design, owned by BMB, and the trademark at issue, Ferrero’s international registration that goes back to 1974, represent a container for sweets. For additional info, click on READ MORE

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Friday, March 1, 2019
"SO similar", says the Court of Justice - 28 February 2019

On February 28 2019, in Group Léa Nature S.A. v EUIPO (C-505/17P), the CJEU upheld a decision of the General Court, which applied the “global assessment” rule to evaluate the similarity between the signs at issue, and, acknowledging the existence of a link between such marks, holds that there was also a risk of a detrimental effect on the earlier marks. For additional info, click on READ MORE

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Election of INDICAM's Board of Directors

Mr. Marco Francetti has been re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors of INDICAM - Istituto di Centromarca per la Lotta alla Contraffazione - for the 2018-2021 period. 

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

On November 30 Maria Roberta Perugini and Giancarlo Butti, of the data protection team of Jacobacci & Associati, will participate as rapporteurs at the conference"From Data Protection to Data Governance: EU Regulation 679/2016", which will take place in Milan at the University of Milan, via Festa del Perdono, 7. For further information and registration, please contact:
The conference is also aimed at presenting the course on data protection and data governance organised by the University of Milan, which will start in January 2018. Find here the information, the program and the announcement for selection:

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