Entries by Thinx

Unified Patent Court and the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre

Author: Giovanna Del Bene After years of debate and negotiating, the new European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC – with a local division in Milan) will be implemented in the first half of 2023. This event will have a relevant impact non only on future European patents, but also on already existing […]

New rules concerning invalidity and revocation proceedings for trademarks in Italy

Author: Dr.ssa Giovanna Del Bene On 29 November 2022, the Regulation implementing Decree No. 180 of 19 July 2022 of the Ministry of Economic Development was published in the Official Gazette, containing amendments to Decree No. 33 of the Minister of Economic Development of 13 January 2010, implementing the Industrial Property Code adopted by Legislative […]

The start of the Unified Patent Court: the right to opt-out

The Unified Patent Court has been officially launched and this event will affect your European patent applications and European granted patents. The Unified Patent Court Agreement The Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) will enter into force at the beginning of next year, most likely on 1st April 2023. This event will have a relevant impact […]

Use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered

In principle, the owner of a registered trademark should use the sign as it is registered. However, in the business practice, the trademark is often used in a different manner due to business needs that require to adjust the sign, for example, through stylistic changes or using it together with other graphic elements or words. […]

The Impact of Brexit on Trademarks

As of 31 December 2020, the transition period comes to an end and the EU law will not apply anymore to the UK. The consequences of this event will affect many sectors, among which the one of the intellectual property. The following describes which are the effects on the European Union trademarks (EU Trademarks) as […]


On September 14, the first significant bilateral agreement between the European Union and China was signed for the mutual recognition of food products protected as geographical indication (GI). This agreement is of fundamental importance for economic and trade cooperation between the European Union and China. The agreement will assure the protection of 100 Chinese products […]