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CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni prides itself to be a true partner to growing companies and enterprises, with the aim to most effectively leverage their intellectual assets. The strength of our team relies in the capacity of executing strategic intellectual property litigation, enforcing IP rights and defending against claims of infringement. The team can draw upon a strong team of professionals which have the experience and resources to provide our clients with the best available representation in intellectual property cases. We regularly litigate intellectual property issues in general including: patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark litigation. Our intellectual property team aims to help our clients establish a competitive position for the future, and ultimately, provide them with value for their intellectual assets.


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22/11/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Life Sci­ences are reap­ing...
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion in life sci­ences is cre­at­ing op­por­tun­it­ies to counter health­care’s most in­tract­able prob­lems from treat­ing rare dis­eases to ac­cel­er­at­ing dia­gnostics and re­du­cing treat­ment back­logs...
15/11/2022
Déjà vu for Louis Vuit­ton’s Dam­i­er Azur pat­tern?
In­tro­duc­tion It could be ar­gued that the ma­jor­ity of con­sumers would re­cog­nise the in­fam­ous Dam­i­er Azur pat­tern be­long­ing to French lux­ury fash­ion house, Louis Vuit­ton Mal­leti­er (Louis Vuit­ton). Pre­vi­ous...
04/11/2022
Ar­bit­ra­tion of FRAND dis­putes
UK Court of Ap­peal gives strongest steer yet for set­tling FRAND dis­putes via ar­bit­ra­tion Last week, the Court of Ap­peal handed down its judge­ment in Optis, in which it was asked to opine on the avail­ab­il­ity...
03/11/2022
5 things you need to know about the DSA in less than 10 minutes!
Oc­to­ber fin­ished with the long-awaited ad­op­tion and pub­lic­a­tion (on the 27th) of the Di­git­al Ser­vices Act (DSA). Al­low us to de­mys­ti­fy the key points of the DSA for you. The DSA is a new leg­al frame­work...
19/10/2022
Di­or Saddle Bag – icon­ic fash­ion state­ment or just an­oth­er bag?
In the latest in­stal­ment of the fash­ion in­dustry’s at­tempts to re­gister three-di­men­sion­al trade marks, Chris­ti­an Di­or Cou­ture has al­most en­tirely failed to se­cure trade mark pro­tec­tion for the shape...
21/09/2022
Any way you see it: CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al is­sues Opin­ion on parts of designs...
The Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Szpunar (AG) has de­livered his Opin­ion in a re­quest for a pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing by the Fed­er­al Pat­ent Court of Ger­many (Bundes­pat­ent­gericht)...
20/09/2022
Skin­teg­rated Cos­me­ceut­ic­als - is Pharma be­com­ing sexy (again?)
Case Study: Skin­tegra, Skin­teg­rity Cos­me­ceut­ic­als are sexy right now.  They’re less reg­u­lated than the phar­ma­ceut­ic­al in­dustry (al­though don’t let that fool you in­to be­liev­ing you can say whatever...
14/09/2022
Wa­ter­Row­er is “ar­gu­ably” a work of artist­ic craft­man­ship
The In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty En­ter­prise Court (IPEC) has ruled that there are “real pro­spects” of es­tab­lish­ing that a wa­ter res­ist­ance row­ing ma­chine is a work of artist­ic crafts­man­ship un­der the Copy­right...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
30/08/2022
Phar­ma­ceut­ic­al trade marks - a real pain in the bum?
An EU IPO Case Study: Proc­to­LYSY­AL v PRO­COTOL­IZ­IN Sum­mary I al­ways like to start at the end.  No nasty sur­prises and you know what to ex­pect.  In this case study, the trade marks ‘proc­to­LYSY­AL’...
22/08/2022
EU in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fice pub­lishes ap­proach for clas­si­fy­ing vir­tu­al...
With the ex­plo­sion in pop­ular­ity of Non-Fun­gible Tokens (NFTs) in re­cent years that has seen seem­ingly or­din­ary pic­tures of apes be­ing sold for tens of mil­lions of dol­lars, the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty...
29/07/2022
Re­sur­rec­ted brands and bad faith – EU Gen­er­al Court an­nuls de­cision of...
In its judg­ment of 6 Ju­ly 2022 (case T-250/21), the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the de­cision of the Second Board of Ap­peal of the European Uni­on In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (EUIPO) that...