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Inditex loses the trademark battle over “Pasta Zara” also at national level

Vincenzo Iaia With judgement no. 155 of January 25th, 2022, the Court of Genoa rejected the claim filed by the Spanish fashion company Inditex S.A. (hereinafter “Inditex”) against the Italian pasta manufacturer Ffauf S.A. (hereinafter “Ffauf”) concerning the scope of protection of the trademark “Zara”. The litigation concerns the coexistence of the mark “Zara” and


A “Phantom” infringement of the “Skeleton” frames: The Court of Milan “ghosts” the exclusive rights of a Registered Community Design on eyewear frames

Vincenzo Iaia, Andrea Klein With the decision no. 248/202l the Milan Court of first instance ruled on a Registered Community Design infringement case between two eyeglass frames whose names also reminds us of the underworld. In particular, an eyewear company producing the “Skeleton” design (already registered at the EUIPO) sued a competitor for design infringement