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Mediation in Europe: the OHIM model

Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Metroconsult Milano

ECTA Bullettion – October 2015

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) offers a mediation service for inter partes proceedings during the appeal phase, thus allowing the parties to reach an amicable settlement.. The role of the mediator consists of assisting the parties in finding common grounds to settle their dispute.

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ITALY: Rome Court of Appeal Invalidates LACLINIQUE Based on Earlier CLINIQUE Trademark

Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Metroconsult Milano

INTA Bulletin - September 1, 2015

Clinique Laboratoires asked the Court of Rome to invalidate the Italian portion of the International Registration for LACLINIQUE, which was originally registered in the name of La Clinique s.c.p. and subsequently assigned to Providence Medcorp and licensed to Medinvest S.p.A. for all registered products and services.

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Databases and Patents

Author: Mirco Bianco, Metroconsult Genova

A database management system (DBMS) can be the final result of the implementation process of one or more ideas. In this one-page note, we are going to briefly analyse the different available possibilities for protecting ideas on which a DBMS or a generic software is based.

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Court of Turin Orders Injunction Barring Use of Comparison Tables Reproducing Chanel's Trademarks

Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Metroconsult Milano

INTA Bulletin - 1 Aprile 2015

By an order dated January 16, 2015, the Court of Turin has granted an injunction against the defendants’ use of the wellknown Chanel trademarks in the course of trade in Italy.

The contested use was made by two Italian companies and an individual who inserted Chanel’s most popular perfumes’ trademarks (CHANEL, N° 5, 5, COCO, COCO MADEMOISELLE, ALLURE SENSUELLE, ALLURE SPORT CHANELLE and EGOISTE) into comparison tables with the intended purpose of informing consumers about the similarity of their fragrances with the corresponding perfumes/scents sold by the wellknown Parisian company.

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