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AIPPI Trilateral Meeting – Sport & IP

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March we’ll be at the AIPPI Trilateral Meeting in Venice. We’ll meet with colleagues from Italy, France and Spain to discuss Sport and Intellectual Property. The event was jointly organized by the Italian, French and Spanish national groups of AIPPI and involved our Managing Partner Alessandro Masetti, recently re-elected to


Multimedia trademark registration: Akran first in EU

This was made possible by a legislative change which came into effect back in October 2017 (under EU Regulation 2015/2424 amending the Community trade mark regulation), namely the elimination of the graphic representation requirement when filing a TM application. Under the amended regulation, a sign does not need to be graphically represented but it must be



The Court of Appeal of Milan confirmed the position of its first instance court and held that the well-known symbol for genuine leather goods (see below) could not be the object of exclusive rights per se. Unic Servizi Srl et al. v. Chaussures Eram Sarl et al. (Court of Appeal of Milan July 8, 2014).