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Italy’s Competition Authority clarifies that the use of the “NutriScore” rating on food packaging is an unfair commercial practice.

Maria Beatrice Bernadette Arnese The NutriScore rating is a front-of-pack label that provides information on the nutritional qualities of foods using five different colours and letters to rate food products into five categories: from category A (dark green), indicating a higher nutritional quality, to category E (dark orange), indicating a lower nutritional quality. On July


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