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Sweden jurisdiction report: EUIPO’s CF Similarity tool

EU, Sweden29-03-2021Petter Rindforth

All lawyers, independent on representing the trademark owner or a claimed infringing party, have to deal with the question of similarity of goods or services related to a specific trademark.

Russia jurisdiction report: Landing a licence

Russia29-03-2021Annikki Hämäläinen and Erik Viik

IP owners are free to exploit their rights in different forms, including by entering into licence agreements. Licence agreements are regulated by the Russian Civil Code. Under a licence agreement, one party—the owner—grants or undertakes to grant the other party with the right to use the trademark/patent within the limits stipulated by the contract.

Italy jurisdiction report: Application of the doctrine of equivalents in Italy

EU, Italy29-03-2021Marco Conti

When confronted with the question of whether a technical solution infringes a patent, it is crucial to assess the scope of protection of the patent.

France jurisdiction report: Expressing a link to the land

EU, France29-03-2021Aurélia Marie

Last November, the expressions “Linge Basque”, “Absolue Pays de Grasse” and “Pierre d’Arudy” joined the small family of French Geographical Indications for Industrial and Handicraft Products.

US jurisdiction report: The lawful seizure of patent rights

11-01-2021Paul J Sutton

This article examines a rare tension between US patent rights, on one hand, and the government’s seizure right of eminent domain over patents, on the other. It is the COVID-19 pandemic that gives rise to this possibility.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Luxury products and online retailers

Netherlands10-01-2021Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

In a significant ruling of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, handed down on July 14, 2020, the court ruled that sportswear manufacturer Nike can legally prohibit third parties from selling products through non-authorised retailers’ online platforms.

Italy jurisdiction report: Complying with public morality

Italy10-01-2021Valentina Gazzarri

Trademarks and advertising are often synonymous with communication. Since they usually transmit a message to consumers, it is necessary that this message respects its recipients’ feelings. In other words, trademark owners and advertisers must be in compliance with rules of public morality.

France jurisdiction report: Protecting your plate

France10-01-2021Aurélia Marie

French deputies have tabled a draft of law to create a sui generis industrial property right protecting culinary creations.

India jurisdiction report: Judicial relief in cybersquatting disputes

India02-11-2020NV Saisunder and Aanchal Nichani

Trademark protection in cyber space presents a unique challenge to brand owners. The possibility of registering domain names with multiple combinations of name strings, coupled with several generic and country code top-level domain name extensions, makes it practically impossible for brand owners to eliminate infringement in the domain name system.

Italy jurisdiction report: A new route to protection

Italy29-10-2020Luca Scipioni and Tommaso Puggioli

For international patent applications filed before July 1, 2020, the only way to obtain patent protection in Italy was to pass through a European patent application.

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