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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.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: The allure of interim injunctions

Netherlands21-10-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

The Dutch judiciary’s COVID-19 policy is amplifying the increasing relevancy of interim injunction proceedings and making these type of proceedings more attractive.

Russia jurisdiction report: Dealing with patent infringements

Russia21-10-2020Erik Viik

The Russian patent litigation system is bifurcated: patent infringement cases are heard by courts, while patent invalidity actions are filed with the Chamber of Patent Disputes, a sub-division of Rospatent, the Russian IP office.

Sweden jurisdiction report: the European innovation leader

Sweden21-10-2020Maria Zamkova

Every year since 2001, the European Innovation Scoreboard has been published, showcasing EU countries’ research and innovation performance. The EIS 2020 edition was released in June—for the first time without the UK since its withdrawal from the EU.

US jurisdiction report: COVID-19’s impact on US patent practices

17-08-2020Paul J Sutton

US patent and IP law practices, like other practices, have been suddenly and profoundly affected in many ways by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. This article attempts to provide insights into and examples of the challenges facing patent companies and their patent attorneys as they cope with the inter-related combination of health and financial onslaughts.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Italy jurisdiction report: A penalty kick for famous names

Italy17-08-2020Mauro Bronzini

The Italian Industrial Property Code confers autonomous protection on names which become famous in non-commercial fields, regardless of whether they are also registered as trademarks.

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