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Studio Leardi is an international law firm based in Milano which specializes in managing Intellectual Property assets.

The firm represents the interests of businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals operating in the European and international markets.

Studio Leardi professionals also pass on their knowledge and experience in numerous publications, seminars and educational courses on Intellectual Property law

JUNE 2014


The European Court of Justice and the Italian Supreme Court issued two important decisions concerning the scope of protection granted by the EU trademark legislation to composite trademark registrations.
The ECJ ruled that the conditions of genuine use of a trademark can be met also by using of one of the distinctive elements of that trademark.
On the other hand, the Italian Supreme Court confirmed its previous decisions stating that each distinctive element of a composite trademark enjoys protection under Italian and EU trademark laws.
We believe that these decisions are important not only to assess infringement cases but also, and mostly, in preparing a state-of-the-art trademark filing strategy for our clients, in order to protect their brand identity according to their market needs.