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Italian time-machine : Limitation of the duration of an SPC may be decided by the Italian Patent Office

The Board of Appeal of the Italian Patent Office (Commissione dei Ricorsi), by decision published on June 26, 2017, acknowledged the right of the patent holder to ask the Italian Patent Office for the limitation of the duration of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) further to its recalculation on account of an earlier marketing authorisation. Background

Italy: Trademark exhaustion in parallel imports – A question of venue and owner consent in the State of importation.

By order issued on October 17, 2016, the Court of Milan ruled on exhaustion of trademark rights and on the activities preliminary to the commercialisation that may amount to trademark infringement. The decision centred upon the purchase of imported products from the owner in the State of importation and assigning the court having venue where

CJEU: Hard blow for Italian copyright levies system and the Italian collecting society (SIAE)

 On 22 September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued a landmark decision in case C-110/15, regarding the Italian private copy exception and the related copyright levies system. This decision uncovered longstanding failings of the Italian rules on copyright levies, which were found to be contrary to EU principles of fairness,

Italy: Client lists – a (trade) secret but not for the supplier

When distribution agreements are terminated, a delicate issue often arises that is closely related to the need of the supplier to ensure continuity of business thereby preserving the goodwill acquired on the market for the products by the earlier distributor. In these cases, while the distributor’s list of clients may be protected as a trade

RCD, Germany & Italy: Designs prosecution and invalidity

New content on LimeGreen IP Knowhow Hogan Lovells’ LimeGreen IP now includes content on the laws governing design prosecution and requests for invalidation of designs in Europe (RCD) Germany and Italy. Guidelines for more jurisdictions will follow in due course. The new design prosecution section on LimeGreen IP covers how extent or length of protection and requirements of