From a foreign perspective, it is not easy to understand the difference between UP and UPC. If you are Italian, the distinction is extremely clear, as Italy joined the newly established unified patent court system (the UPC)...more
In This Issue:
- MODERNISATION OF THE TRADEMARK SYSTEM: Is Europe on the cusp of trademark law reform?
- FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Brand owners face unique challenges in Russia
- DETAINING COUNTERFEIT GOODS: New...more
Generally speaking, the easier are the regulations concerning territorial competence, the better is for the efficiency of the legal system.
The Italian lawmaker took therefore the right direction in 2003, when IP...more
Usually when the same sentence mentions Amazon, Apple, Samsung or Microsoft and the word “patent” you are reading a report concerning some billion-dollars infringement litigation....more
Medical devices are becoming more and more important.
Like pharmaceutical products, they are positioned at the intersection of crucial interests.
Some of these interests are traditionally dealt with by IP...more
As part of the series of posts on fashion related topics, we previously discussed about wearable technologies and franchising agreements while in this post we would better focus on an issue already touched in this previous...more
This year AIPPI Executive Commettee meeting will take place in Helsinki, starting on Saturday 7 September. Among the issues that will be studied and discussed, the introduction of grace period for patents (Q233), the degree...more