IP law and unfair competition

The Firm assists its clients in cases of violation of rights that may result in counterfeits, slavish imitation or simply confusion between trademarks, models and designs, supporting the client in identifying the best protection strategy and collecting evidence of offense of unfair competition.

The Firm also assists entrepreneurs as person offended by a crime, a civil party, owners of counterfeited goods in proceedings concerning the counterfeiting of trademarks, models and designs.

In particular, the Firm assists in the following areas:

  • negotiation and drafting of letters of formal notice, settlement agreements, coexistence, license agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality and secrecy;
  • seminars for companies on issues relating to the protection of intellectual property rights;
  • litigation before the Business Section of the Italian Courts in seizure matters, interim and ordinary proceedings for the protection of intellectual property rights;
  • complaints directed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and to the auxiliaries of the judicial police,

The most recent experience of the Firm concerns an interim action concerning the know-how of a client active in the hair care field with publication of the Court order in the italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24Ore.

The Firm also manages and takes care of the activities envisaged by EU Regulation 608/2013 regarding the protection of Intellectual Property, preparing the so-called “Applications for action” before the Italian Customs Agency. Through these Authorities, the Customs Authorities of the EU countries can identify cases of counterfeiting of products, promptly informing the entrepreneur who is able to take the appropriate decisions for his protection (destruction of the seized counterfeit garments, starting of the appropriate criminal proceedings and / or civil towards those responsible).