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Five Years of Opposition Proceedings in Italy: Developments, Differences, and Alignment to EU Practice and Case Law




Five Years of Opposition Proceedings in Italy: Developments, Differences, and Alignment to EU Practice and Case Law


Date:
April 18, 2017

Time:
Registration: 2:30pm-3:00pm
Roundtable Discussion: 3:00pm- 5:30pm
Q&A: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Reception: 6:00pm -6:30pm

Location:
Tribunale di Milano
Sala Conferenze Eligio Gualdoni
Via Freguglia, 1
20122 Milano
Italy

This roundtable will focus on:

  • Evolution of opposition proceedings: from paper-based to online filings
  • Main differences between Italian and EU proceedings: grounds of opposition and  appeal, deadlines, evaluation of the likelihood of confusion, peculiarities
  • Case-law of the Board of Appeal

Announcement in Italian (.pdf)

Moderator:
Nicoletta Colombo, Attorney at Law, Partner at Crea Law Avvocati

Speakers:
Riccardo Fecchio,  Attorney at law at SIB Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A.
Vincenzo Melilli,  EU and Italian trademark and design attorney at Bugnion SpA
Massimiliano Mostardini, Attorney at law, partner at Law at Bird & Bird , member of UIBM Board of Appeal

Language:
Italian

Additional Information:
Approval for 1 CLE credit has been granted by the Council of the Milan Bar and the Council of the Industrial Property Consultants Bar.

This roundtable is free of charge.