IP dispute around dog pet accessories: ‘luxury’ can imply distinctiveness. The take away from a recent case: ‘distinctive character’ has not necessarily to rely on something ‘new’ or completely ‘original’. Just using or combining in a way elements commonly in use in a business sector may result sufficient to achieve a specifically identifying status of a certain product.
10.06.2017 - Sprache: English > Felix Hofer
14.05.2017 - Sprache: English > Felix Hofer
In most European countries marketing of legal services performed both by individual professionals as well as by law firms has always resulted in a delicate task.
04.05.2017 - Sprache: English > Felix Hofer
Social Media platforms’ struggle with properly protecting IP rights: First Instance Court in Turin serves a nasty decision.
27.04.2017 - Sprache: English > Felix Hofer
A First Instance Court in Milan was called to deal with a dispute between a local company producing advids and a renown foreign car manufacturer. The dispute surfaced after the produced video commercial was modified and reworked by the latter with the author's name being cancelled.
20.04.2017 - Sprache: English > Felix Hofer
The Vespa brand - created in the 40ies and still around today, with models’ styling obviously adapted to technological development and varying trends - is testimony of an unrivalled success story, as almost all scooters worldwide owe a little to the design of the Vespa. Well, some of the competing products maybe owing a little too much, in the view of the company owning the brand.